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Changes to curbside collection aim to reduce human-bear conflict

The City of Burnaby has introduced changes to the Solid Waste & Recycling Bylaw to reduce the risk of resident-bear interaction on collection day. The changes will help make our community safer for everyone.

The city has designated a Bear Area, located between Sperling Avenue to the west, North Road to the east, Trans-Canada Highway to the south and Burrard Inlet to the north. 

In the Bear Area, residents must place their bins on the curb after 5:30 a.m. on collection day. In addition, multi-family properties will also be required to store garbage, green waste and recyclable material in a bear-resistant enclosure. 

Also, all Burnaby residents are now required to remove their bins by 8 p.m. on collection day.

As part of the effort to limit human-bear interactions, the city will also be stepping up enforcement on illegal dumping and littering. 

Learn more: Solid Waste & Recycling Bylaw Changes

For more information contact:
Recycling, Garbage & Green Bin Staffed Information Line: 604-294-7972
Email: solidwasteandrecycling@burnaby.ca

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