Letter: Preventing bears from snacking on your trash

Graphic by Lori Deaton

[In response to “Surely We Can Find Better Trash Solutions,” Oct. 9, Xpress:] Come on, all you North Ashevilleans — keep your unadorned trash bins. Put them out within an hour or two of the expected pickup times and spray them inside and out with ammonia.

Having been a three-times-in-one-day victim of Maurice (our local curmudgeon bear) on a day when Asheville city forgot our collection entirely, I can attest that this effort will likely spare you from bear snacktime. I do admit, however, that pickup time is not always as expected.

— Margot Kornfeld
Asheville

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3 thoughts on “Letter: Preventing bears from snacking on your trash

    • Dansy

      The litter from the cat box works too…so ammonia makes sense

  1. bsummers

    “snacking on your trash”

    Is that what the kids are calling it these days?

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