Waste Bins and Wildlife

We share a responsibility to protect ourselves, our neighbours, and local wildlife. Waste bins, particularly the green and black bins, should be stored in a secure area. Please do your part to ensure your bins are not outside. City of Calgary bylaws state that bins should be set out no earlier than 7 pm the night before pickup and must be put away by 7 pm on the day of pickup. We kindly ask and encourage everyone to please try not to put green and black bins out before the morning of pickup if at all possible when bears are the most active (August and September). These bins are a potential safety risk to all when they are out as they encourage local wildlife to scour them for food. Therefore, the least amount of time the bins are out, the better it is for wildlife.

Don’t like the smell from bins? Consider one of the many companies in Calgary that offer bin cleaning services. Thank you!