Bear Resistant Container Testing:

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

Date Manufacturer Model Pass/Fail
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


Bear resistant products tested in the US

The following link is to those products tested and recognized by the Interagency Grizzly Bear Committee. Bear Smart BC recognizes this testing as proof of a unit being bear-resistant.

IGBC Certified Bear-Resistant Products List