wildlife resistant cart with raccoons

Keep wildlife safe and maintain natural feeding habits.

SCHAEFER tested and certified polyethylene wildlife carts are resident-friendly and proven in the field against both large and small wildlife.

  • Safely secures garbage, food, and scents that attract bears and other wildlife
  • Provides an easy wheeled motion by all ages to curbside or driveway pickup locations
  • Aesthetically designed and easy to clean
  • Compatible with both semi and fully automated pickup systems (lock must be unlatched) *Works with both European and North American tippers
  • Available in various colors and sizes

SCHAEFER wildlife carts feature reinforced steel hinges and a reinforced steel lid, so a hungry bears can’t pry.

The reinforced steel hinges are designed to resist bears and normal wear and tear. This 96 gallon container is both bear and raccoon resistant. The cart can anchor into cement foundation for stationary use. Or, residents can roll the cart to and from the house on pick-up day. Currently, SCHAEFER has installations in the field at various rural and municipal locations throughout Canada and Northern U.S.A. SCHAEFER wildlife carts are a great bear deterrents and extremely affordable.

The SCHAEFER Wildlife Testing Process

The testing program utilizes captive grizzly bears housed at the Grizzly & Wolf Discovery Center in West Yellowstone, Montana to determine relative “bear-resistance” of containers. Testing consists of baiting containers with foods that are new and interesting to captive test bears and then giving bears an opportunity to gain access the containers’ contents. During the test, bears roll, crush, bite, and claw the containers and use use teeth in an effort to compromise latches, hinges, handles, and seams.
Living with Wildlife Foundation tested SCHAEFER wildlife carts and concluded that each cart can withstand 60 minutes of biting, clawing, rolling, and crushing by a captive grizzly bear at the Grizzly & Wolf Discovery Center in West Yellowstone, Montana.

Grizzly bears that test these products learn new techniques for accessing containers over time and teach other resident bears new techniques. The testing process is very rigorous. SCHAEFER wildlife carts perform well during product testing–especially the latches and handles.