If you live in the Bear Buffer Zone around the edge of Missoula, special regulations apply to the containment of garbage. Garbage should not be outside in unsecured containers except between 5 a.m. and 9 p.m. on the day of scheduled garbage pickup. Republic Services has bear-resistant containers available. They can stay outside. If you live in the Rattlesnake neighborhood and are a Republic Services customer, Republic has a special offer of bear-resistant garbage carts for only $5 a month.