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.