Just back from Alberta for a conference, Coquitlam’s mayor is talking “Bear Aware”-ness.
Richard Stewart posted a video of himself checking out Jasper’s solution to keep bears away from garbage.
It’s an ongoing problem in his city and elsewhere in Metro Vancouver.
Communal garbage bins
The suggestion from Jasper is an interesting one.
That city does away curbside pick-up, opting instead for large, communal bear-proof Dumpsters at the end of every block.
Stewart says he’s received good feedback.
“Almost everyone liked that kind of concept. I mean, everyone who has commented. Granted, social media is not scientific polling.”
The mayor acknowledges the idea would also put one home closer to the garbage than others, which may pose a problem.