Since the Town of Christiansburg retains ownership of the bear carts, we will replace your cart at no cost to you, if they are available.
No, bear carts need to remain at the address of the home they were first delivered to, even if you decide to move to another address that is within the Town of Christiansburg, and the area has been identified by the Virginia Department of Wildlife Resources, (VDWR), as a Bear Management Area.
- If my bear cart gets knocked over during the night before my trash is picked up, will Solid Waste trucks and staff still pick up my trash?
To best ensure that your trash gets picked up on your scheduled service day, please be sure that your bear cart is standing upright and facing the road.
When your bear cart is delivered, Solid Waste staff will swap out your old Town of Christiansburg garbage cart. However, if you wish to keep your old cart, a fee will be charged to your utility bill as well as a recurring monthly fee per month for having a second cart at your address.
Check the top latch on the inside of the lid of your bear cart. If it has a pin with a ring attached, gently remove the pin, which will allow your cart to lock when shut. If you are still experiencing issues with locking your bear cart, please call the Town of Christiansburg.