Should you miss garbage day or have no garage or shed to store garbage securely between collection days, there is a great new convenient option for you available 7 days a week 24 hours a day! Thanks to the City of Fernie who now has bear resistant dumpsters available for public use at four locations in Fernie: City Hall, Aquatic Centre, Max Turyk and the Arena. The dumpsters are easily identified by a “Keep Wildlife Wild” sticker.
If you notice anyone with garbage outside, please help spread the word and tell them about the importance of keeping garbage inaccessible to bears in bear country. Thanks for your help. Household garbage kept outside (in the backyard, under the carport or on the porch) is the root cause of human/bear conflict in BC communities.
The dumpsters are for household garbage only and are only as bear resistant as the users!
Do not litter and keep the area surrounding clean and odor free
Garbage must be placed in the bin provided, the lid closed and latched
Take larger items (appliances, debris, and furniture) to the transfer station