Municipality of Kostel is one of the first areas in Slovenia, where we implemented bear-proof garbage containers. At six locations, occasionally approached by bears, we set up 15 bear-proof housings for large garbage containers (used by multiple households). Additionally, we will further deliver 46 small bear-proof garbage bins (for individual households) to three villages in the municipality. Excellent cooperation between LIFE DINALP BEAR project, Municipality of Kostel and Komunala Kočevje (local waste management company) was crucial to successful implementation of the action. We informed national and local media on the success of the action through a press conference in the Municipality of Kostel.