WildsafeBC is targeting Kimberley residents who leave garbage out at the curb too early.
Danica Roussy says she will be touring around Kimberley neighbourhoods the night before pick-up, tagging garbage bags and bins left at roadside.
She says the trash left out at night puts the community at risk as open invitation to bears.
“Garbage is the number one attractant for black bears,” Roussy says. “These target bins will receive a bright yellow sticker that’s easily removable and serves as a warning their garbage is an attractant.”
Roussy plans to tag the nocturnal garbage containers she finds throughout the summer.
She says you should put the city designated garbage bin out after 5 am the morning of pick-up to minimize the risk as much as possible.
Roussy hopes the tagging program can educate residents about how to dispose of garbage properly.
– Wildsafe BC Kimberley-Cranbrook Coordinator, Danica Roussy
(Photo provided by WildsafeBC Kimberley-Cranbrook)