Bear Proofing Your Container

Bear-Proofing Tips

  • Download printed instructions for for Do-It-Yourself installation.
  • Roanoke County staff can retrofit your container for a fee of $30.
  • We will collect your container, perform the retrofit, and deliver it back to your residence.
  • Residents would be responsible for unlatching the hardware on their regular garbage collection day to facilitate collection.
  • Containers that are not unlatched will not be collected.

Your current container can be retrofitted as seen in the following video. For more information, please contact the Solid Waste Division at 540-387-6225 during regular office hours or visit

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