What is the penalty for a wildlife trash disturbance?
The initial violation will result in a courtesy warning notice of violation, and you are required to store your trash in a manner that prevents access by wildlife or obtain a wildlife-resistant container. You are also required to abide by restrictions on time and location of residential trash container placement for curbside collection. A second violation will result in a fine of $50, and a third or subsequent violation of this section shall result in a fine of $100.

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1. What are the main provisions of the wildlife ordinance?
2. Why is this ordinance necessary?
3. When did these regulations come into effect?
4. What is the penalty for a wildlife trash disturbance?
5. Who do I call if I have more questions about this ordinance?
6. Who is impacted by these new regulations?
7. Do these regulations only apply to trash strewn by wildlife?
8. Are wildlife-resistant or wildlife-proof containers required in Durango?
9. Is there a cost associated with bear-proofing a commercial dumpster?
10. What should residents do if they don't have a garage or a place to store trash indoors?
11. How do I obtain a plastic, wildlife-resistant residential trash container?
12. How do I obtain an all-metal wildlife-proof dumpster?
13. Can I construct a wildlife-resistant enclosure for my trash can or dumpster?
14. What are some other noteworthy provisions of the Wildlife Ordinance?
15. What about my bird feeder?
16. What is the penalty for feeding wildlife?
17. Can I appeal to the city if I have received a notice of violation in error?
18. Can I call to report violations of this ordinance?
19. Who do I call if I have concerns about a potentially dangerous bear?
20. Where can I find more information about bears and other wildlife?