BEAR PROOF TRASH BINS
To have "bear proof trash cans", you have to have a bear proof trash container. Manufacturers might claim that their trash cans can keep critters out, but without reinforced, industrial grade steel, that is highly unlikely.
So why do you need a bear proof trash bin? For the bears, of course! Bears that eat human food become a danger to themselves and to other humans. You also need a bear proof trash bin because it is the law in Gatlinburg, TN. Other than that - nobody likes to pick up garbage that has been strewn everywhere by a bear or some other animal.
Tom Oakley Maintenance & Repair builds the highest quality bear proof trash bins and containers in the area. Our containers are known for extended life, durability, and structural integrity. Our units have been installed all throughout Sevier County - including Pigeon Forge, Seymour, Kodak, Pittman Center and Gatlinburg. They have been approved by the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) and are recommended by the City of Gatlinburg.
Our containers are mounted 5 feet into the ground and become a part of your property - potentially increasing your property value!
There are a variety of sizes and colors to choose from. Each bin is custom built to your needs. Please see below for additional information.
Additional Fees and Information
Typical wait time is 2 - 4 weeks contingent upon weather and supply/demand.
Delivery & Installation Rates: $50 - $150 plus freight if delivered outside Sevier County, TN.
All containers have heavy duty primer - you can have premium for an additional fee.
At this time, we only serve the East Tennessee Region and Western North Carolina.
Normally, 811 must be contacted before any unit is installed due to the possibility of obstructing or damaging underground utilities.
All branded Bear Proof Trash Cans (BPTC's) that are built, delivered, and installed by Tom Oakley Metal Works (Tom Oakley Repair Services) come with a Lifetime Guarantee to be bear proof.
Each unit comes with two coats of premium enamel.