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Bear-Proof Garbage Bins in West Trail & Glenmerry

Spring has sprung and bears are becoming active in the area. Local non-profit agency Natural Control Alternatives Society (NCA) and the City of Trail have placed two bear-proof garbage bins for public use. One is located in West Trail on Old Rossland Avenue next to the Bocce facility, and the other is placed in Glenmerry on Highway Drive at the entrance of the Public Works facility.

City of Trail residents who don’t have access to a secure area before their scheduled garbage collection date can use these bins to dispose of their garbage. This is an additional service to curb side garbage pickup; therefore, users are asked to make a $5/bag payment in the secure money collection box located on the front of the bins. The moneys collected will help offset the tipping and maintenance fees that will be incurred by NCA and the City.

NCA and the City would like to remind residents to use the bins responsibly by securely pinning the bins after use. We thank you for helping keep our community and the bears safe.

Scott Leyland, NCA