The City of Coquitlam is warning you to keep wild animals out of your garbage or face the consequences.
Bylaw officers could be knocking on your door with a $500 ticket if they find your waste is easy for wild animals to dig through.
In the release, the City says its green spaces are inhabited by humans AND wildlife, and people seem to be forgetting that.
Coyote, raccoon and bear sightings have up in the area again.
The City is asking people to keep their garbage bins and food waste carts outside only when they are clean and empty.
Waste should only go outside on garbage day pickups.