The warmer spring weather is a sign that it’s time to make sure that our solid waste and other bear attractants are stored securely before the bears come back to town.
Keeping bears away from your food waste and other attractants will help prevent them from becoming food-habituated and destroyed. Once a bear gets a taste of food waste it will routinely return in search of food. Your solid waste must be stored in a secure structure until 8 a.m. on collection day.
From the Solid Waste Bylaw:
Every owner of a premises… must store all garbage, organics and recyclable materials in an animal-proof location or in an animal-resistant container until the scheduled collection day.
Not doing so carries a $100 fine.
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