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Bears may be attracted to compost piles if they are not properly managed.
For the most part, bears are not attracted to our vegetable gardens or flowers. However, the compost pile, if managed improperly, can attract bears into our backyard. To eliminate this attractant, take the following precautions:
  • Never add meat, oil or cooked food to your pile. Dairy products, baked goods, and unrinsed eggshells are strong attractants for bears. Avoid adding these items.
  • Reduce the odors emanating from your pile. Turn the pile regularly, and ensure that it contains enough moisture