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.
Bear bins that have passed testing - Kamloops, BC
|23-Jul-13||TyeDee Bin Sales and Distribution||TyeDee Bin Original||Pass|
|26-Sep-13||Wasteline Containers Ltd.||Bag away||Pass|
|12-Jun-14||Wasteline Containers Ltd.||FFF-6yd||Pass|
|31-Jul-14||Wasteline Containers Ltd.||FFF-4S||Pass|
|27-Aug-14||Wasteline Containers Ltd.||FFF-3yd||Pass|
|4-Jun-15||Jora Canada West||NE 401||Pass|
|18-Jun-15||Sybertech Waste Reduction Ltd.||Millenium 4000||Pass|
|27-Aug-15||Wasteline Containers Ltd.||High Boy||Pass|
|15-Jun-16||Wasteline Containers Ltd.||6S-WC||Pass|
|29-Jun-16||TuffBoxx Inc.||Grizzly with Bear Guard Brackets||Pass|
|06-Jul-16||Wasteline Containers Ltd.||Hac-32S||Pass|
|03-Aug-16||Carney's Waste Systems||140L||Pass|
|17-Aug-16||Carney's Waste Systems||260L||Pass|
|15-Jun-17||Binpak Compactors||6 yard self-contained||Pass (Grizzly)|
|13-Jul-17||Binpak Compactors||6 yard self-contained||Pass (Black)|
Bear resistant products tested in the US
The following link is to those products tested and recognized by the Interagency Grizzly Bear Committee. WildSafeBC recognizes this testing as proof of a unit being bear-resistant.