Wildlife & Waste
The Village of Lions Bay is natural habitat for animals and wildlife, especially bears. Read the Garbage and Recycling Bylaw No. 455, 2013 [LINK] for the rules and tips for reducing wildlife attractants.
To avoid attracting animals:
- store all garbage and recyclables inside the house, shed or secure enclosure until the morning of collection
- rinse your containers with a mild soap or vinegar and water solution to reduce odours
80% of interactions between bears and humans is caused by garbage. It may be a frightening experience for you - but it'll likely be a life-ending experience for the bear. Once accustomed to garbage as a source for food they need to be destroyed.
Manage your attractants so that wildlife such as bears don't have to be destroyed.