When you are considering purchasing a bear resistant bin it is sometimes hard to figure out which bin is actually going to do the job.
WildSafeBC, in association with the North American Testing of Bear Resistant Products group (NATOBRP), tests products at the BC Wildlife Park in Kamloops, B.C. If a container can withstand an hour of contact time with the bears without presenting a food reward, the product is deemed to have passed. We follow the same protocols established for the testing in the US by the Living with Wildlife Foundation based out of Montana.
Bins tested and approved in BC are listed below.
|23-Jul-2013||TyeDee Bin Sales and Distribution||TyeDee Bin Original||Black|
|26-Sep-2013||Wasteline Containers Ltd.||Bag Away||Black|
|29-May-2014||City of Port Coquitlam||Gordilocks IPL - 240L||Black|
|3-Jul-2014||Wasteline Containers Ltd.||FFF-6yd||Black|
|31-Jul-2014||Wasteline Containers Ltd.||FFF-4S||Black|
|27-Aug-2014||Wasteline Containers Ltd.||FFF-3yd||Black|
|27-Aug-2014||City of Port Coquitlam||Gordilocks IPL - 360L with 2 straps and modified cart handles||Black|
|4-Jun-2015||Jora Canada West||NE 401 Composter||Black|
|18-Jun-2015||Sybertech Waste Reduction Ltd.||Millenium 4000||Black|
|26-Aug-2015||Wasteline Containers Ltd.||High Boy||Black|
|15-Jun-16||Wasteline Containers Ltd.||6S-WC||Grizzly|
|29-Jun-2016||TuffBoxx Inc.||Grizzly with Bear Guard Brackets||Grizzly|
|06-Jul-2016||Wasteline Containers Ltd.||Hac-32S||Grizzly|
|03-Aug-2016||Carney's Waste Systems||CWS 35 SH (140L)||Black|
|17-Aug-2016||Carney's Waste Systems||CWS 65 SH (260L)||Black|
|15-Jun-2017||Binpak Compactors||6 yard self-contained compactor||Grizzly|
|13-Jul-2017||Binpak Compactors||6 yard self-contained compactor||Black|
|24-Aug-2017||City of Coquitlam||Schaefer GMT 240 with carabiner clips and gravity lock||Black|
|21-Sep-2017||Rehrig Pacific Co.||95 gallon EG||Black|
|7-Jun-2018||Transform Compost Systems||Food Waste Composter 1810||Black|
|20-Jun-2018||Rollins Machinery Limited||Schaefer USD65||Black|
Bear-Resistant Products Tested in the United States
The following link is to the most updated list of products tested and recognized by the Interagency Grizzly Bear Committee. WildSafeBC recognizes this testing as proof of a unit being bear-resistant.