City of Trail makes bear-proof bins available now until fall

City of Trail
By City of Trail
May 26th, 2020

Bears can become a big nuisance this time of year as they are often attracted to bagged garbage that has been left in easily accessible outdoor trashcans. To help with this issue, the City asks all residents to store their garbage in a secure place until their scheduled collection day.

For those who don’t have access to a secure area before their collection day, the City of Trail and local non-profit agency Natural Control Alternatives Society (NCA) have set up two communal bear-proof garbage bins for the public’s use. One bin is placed in West Trail near the Bocce Facility (55 Rossland Avenue), and the other is located at the entrance of the City’s Public Works yard (3370 Highway Drive) in Glenmerry. The bins are available now until late fall. 

This is an additional service to curb side garbage pickup so users are asked to make a $4/bag payment in the secure money collection box located on the front of the bins. This is the same fee charged per bag at the RDKB’s McKelvey Creek Regional Landfill. The moneys collected from the bins will help offset the tipping and maintenance fees that will be incurred by the NCA and the City.

We appreciate your cooperation in helping our communities stay bear safe.  For inquiries, please contact Scott Leyland of NCA at 250-231-6436 or the City of Trail Public Works Department at 250-364-0840.

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