Apr 08, 2019
Be Bear Smart - protect people, properties and wildlife
WildSafeBC is reminding us all that bears are coming out of hibernation and now is a critical time to make sure our garbage and compost is secure. A bear accessing unnatural foods in our community puts our neighbours unnecessarily at risk. Keep your tote secure until the morning of collection.
- Between curbside collection days, store garbage, recyclables and compost in a manner that prevent bears and other wildlife from access it (e.g. in a secure enclosure like a shed or a garage)
- On the morning of the scheduled curbside collection day, place the curbside totes at the curb. Do not put totes out the night before.
- Minimize odours from curbside totes by keeping them clean. Freeze meat, fish, cooking oils and fruit by-products until they can be disposed.
Learn more about how to best manage bear attractants such as bird feeders, fruit trees, etc.: bearsmart.com/live/managing-attractants