Garbage, Bear Season & COVID-19 Precautionary Measures

City of Trail
By City of Trail
April 1st, 2020

Spring is upon us and the local bears have emerged from months of hibernation. Naturally, they are looking for food and have already been helping themselves to improperly stored garbage in and around Trail. In addition to creating a large mess and increasing the risk of dangerous human and bear interactions, garbage that has been scattered by bears can also pose a serious health risk to the community and the contractors responsible for collecting the garbage. To keep everyone healthy and safe, the City reminds all residents to:

  • Store all garbage in a secure place until the morning of your scheduled collection day.  Collection days are noted at www.trail.ca/GarbageandRecycling
  • Securely bag all garbage, including all items in garbage cans. Collectors will not pick up garbage that is not bagged.  This is of particular importance as we take every precaution to prevent the spread of COVID-19. 

Lastly, the City would like to inform the public there will be a delay, until at least May 1, 2020, in setting up the communal bear-proof bins in Glenmerry and Sunningdale. These bins, provided by the City and the local non-profit agency Natural Control Alternatives Society (NCA), are convenient for those individuals who prefer to dispose of garbage in advance of their scheduled collection day.  We understand the delay in providing these bins will cause some inconvenience, but we appreciate your patience as we dedicate City and contractor resources to essential services during this crucial COVID-19 preventative period. More information can be viewed at www.trail.ca/COVID-19.

Thank you in advance for your cooperation and understanding. Please direct any garbage collection questions or concerns to the City of Trail’s Public Works Department at 250-364-0840 or publicworks@trail.ca.


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