July 2019 Update: Bear Resistant Refuse Containers

Seminole County has received more applications for bear resistant containers than what are available; including, the containers purchased with the FWC BearWise grant funds for fiscal year 2019. Applications will continue to be accepted and placed on a waiting list in the order in which they are received. Please do not send payment with your application, once your application is approved, you will receive an invoice from Seminole County to purchase the bear resistant container.

If you would like to purchase your own bear resistant container, they may be available at local home improvement/hardware stores and online. Manufactured containers must be 96-gallons or smaller and should meet the IGBC standards. Please note that garbage cans that are not IGBC certified must be 50-gallons or smaller.

Thank you for your interest in this program and efforts to reduce human-bear conflicts.