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That tag on your garbage can might mean you've broken a bylaw

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June 25, 2017 - 5:30 PM

KAMLOOPS – WildSafe BC is going to be out tagging garbage bins around the city to make sure people are more bear aware.

Bins put out too early are going to be tagged as a reminder to only bring them out the morning of pick up. Its part of the WildSafe BC program to reduce the number of bears searching for food around human residences, according to a city press release.

So far this year there’s already been increased bear activity in some neighbourhoods. Keeping garbage out of the paws of bears will help decrease that activity.

There is a bylaw in place to help regulate garbage bins put out too early. Between April 1 and November 30 bins aren’t allowed on the curb before 4 a.m. the day of pick up. Non-compliance earns a $100 fine.

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