Issued August 2016
Revisions to Wildlife Attractant Control Bylaw No. 2615, 2016 Adopted by City Council
Council recently adopted revisions to the City’s Wildlife Attractant Control Bylaw. The amendments were made in order to aid in reducing human-wildlife conflicts within the City and included the following changes to the way residential solid waste is currently stored on site prior to being picked up by the City’s contractor on regular collection days:
- A person must place refuse to be picked up for collection on the refuse collection day designated for the real property in either metal or plastic bins with a secure lid, and
- A person must not place refuse to be picked up for collection on the refuse collection day designated for the real property before 5:00 a.m. the morning of the day of collection.
As the new Bylaw has been adopted, implementation of the above-noted practices will now be required. In addition to the changes noted above, the adopted Bylaw includes the increasing of fines for those found guilty of any offences under the Bylaw. While it is not the intent of the City to impose these fines, but rather see a reduction of human / wildlife conflicts within City limits, extra Bylaw Enforcement activities will be undertaken to ensure these new practices are implemented by residents.
For further information on this matter, please feel free to contact the City at 250-362-7396.
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