The Aspen Police Department and Community Safety Officers are here to help you with any and all bear issues you may be having. Please feel free to contact us at the information below:
Call the Bear Hotline at 970-429-1768
Visit us at the Aspen Police Department - 501 East Main Street in Aspen, Colorado
If there is an emergency, call 911 immediately
Securing Your Garbage & Grease Containers
As an Aspen business owner, you most likely generate a lot of garbage and grease which are targets for bears in search of a meal. When wildlife has access to trash, it brings them closer to our homes, creating a potentially dangerous situation for animals and people.
It's the Law
Since 2010, the City of Aspen has required wildlife-resistant containers or wildlife-resistant dumpster enclosures for garbage left outside. This includes anything that could attract wildlife.