3. Compost

Compost – Vermont’s  mandatory composting law has inadvertently created an additional backyard temptation for bears.

  • Use three times as many browns as greens. This minimizes smells and speeds up the composting process. 
  •  Don’t compost meat and bones.
  • Regularly turn your pile so materials compost more quickly.
  • Compost in a hard, durable bear-proof bin.
  • Soak a rag in ammonia and leave in a bucket next to your compost system.