Bear-resistant carts

Bears were enticed to get at the food inside the Toter cart, but failed.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The Interagency Grizzly Bear Committee (IGBC) has granted its certification to Toter for its 64- and 96-gallon Bear Tough Carts.

The IGBC approval verifies that the commercially available products have met minimum standards related to the amount of effort grizzly bears must expend to access the containers’ contents.

During testing, Toter’s bear-resistant carts were filled with food, and food was also rubbed on the carts’ exterior to make their smell desirable to bears — enticing them to attempt access. Toter’s Bear Tough Carts successfully withstood grizzly bear intrusion attempts for one hour without allowing access.

“Obtaining this certification puts our products into a new category — so we are not just saying this is bear-resistant through the branding, it’s been proven by testing,” stated Jeniffer Coates, vice-president of product management.

“Our Bear Resistant Carts provide reliability for customers and offer cost-effective solutions for communities seeking to bear-proof their waste management programs.”

Constructed with Toter’s Advanced Rotational Molding, the Bear Tough Carts have a rugged rim to prevent chewing, along with a double-walled lid, a beefier handle and hinge, and thoughtfully designed pry points to withstand the claws and jaws of bears.

The carts are compatibile with both fully-automated and semi-automated applications. Their design makes the carts easy to maneuver, yet extremely difficult for bears to compromise.

Structural capabilities like a Rugged Rim and sealed stop-bar journals make the containers exceptionally tough. Updated can lid and edge eliminates pry points and provide a tall protective surface that’s too large for a normal bear’s jaws to grab.

The Bear Resistant Carts are available in both 64- and 96-gallon sizes.