The standard 80 litre green bin distributed to residents free of charge by the RDKB are critter-resistant (to racoons, rodents, etc.) but not bear-resistant. With this is mind, it’s important that you store and manage your bin properly to not attract bears.
Interagency Grizzly Bear Committee ‘certified bear-resistant’ green bins are available for purchase through our bear bin trade-in program, for RDKB residents who live in bear-frequented areas and are unable to keep their bins secured:
- Step 1 – Fill out the Bear Bin Trade-In form here or call us and we will fill it out for you!
- Step 2 – You will be contacted by RDKB staff to confirm bin availability and arrange for payment and a pickup time at the McKelvey Creek Landfill.
- Step 3 – Bring your CLEAN 80 litre standard critter-resistant bin to the McKelvey Creek Landfill for trade-in at the pre-arranged date and time.
- Step 4 – Pay and pick up your new bin. Trade-in cost is $200 including GST.
Note: Once you purchase a Bear Bin, you keep it! If you move to another residence, let the RDKB know, and take your bin with you.
Contact us at
Tel. 250.368.9148 (Toll-Free: 1.800.355.7352)