No option to secure your garbage cart indoors? Here are ways to make your garbage less accessible to wildlife

In the event that you absolutely cannot keep your garbage indoors and inaccessible to wildlife between collection days, here are some options for Fernie residents to consider:

  • Freeze smelly items until the day of collection
  • Bring your garbage to the transfer station (free) or use one of the communal bins (also free)
  • Always put the cart out the morning of collection and never the night before

As always, it is the homeowner’s responsibility to prevent dangerous wildlife from accessing unnatural food such as garbage on their property as per the BC Wildlife Act, Section 33.1. The City of Fernie Waste Regulation Bylaw No. 1845, also requires all waste to be stored indoors between collection days.

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