Bears may make the mess – but you are responsible to clean it up.


Yes! even on your own property!.. according to Town Law: 88.3 “No person shall throw or deposit litter in or upon any private place within the town, other than within a private receptacle, except under such circumstances that such litter cannot be propelled by the wind or other natural cause onto or within any public place.” Need more info? call Building/Zoning Dept. 845-688-5008 or email   Bear Problems – Call NYS Dept. of Environmental Conservation NYSDEC 1-877-457-5680 or  Call Shandaken Police 845-688-9902 or email.