Putting Your Garbage Out After August 15

Rossland Telegraph
By Rossland Telegraph
August 11th, 2016

CORRECTION:  This notice originally mis-stated the time when people will be required to put garbage out for collection.  The correct time is AFTER 5:00 am on the day of collection.  The time has been corrected below.


Here’s some advance notice:  After Rossland City Council adopts amendments to Rossland’s Wildlife Attractant Bylaw,  slated for August 15, we will be required to store garbage securely in specified ways before putting it out for collection, AND we will be required to put it out 

  •  in either metal or plastic bins with a secure lid, and
  •  AFTER  5:00 a.m. the morning of the day of collection.

In addition to these changes, Council has also endorsed the doubling of current fines for those found guilty of any offences under the proposed Bylaw. 

Council is not hoping to collect fines, though — that’s not the point:  the point is to reduce conflicts between humans and wildlife, and to reduce mess on City streets.

The changes to the bylaw result from a review of the currrent bylaw, and from problems still occurring with garbage and animals, both domestic and wild.    

Davies Sales and Service Ltd., the City’s Solid Waste Contractor, is also aware of these new practices and have provided some suggestions for residents looking to purchase metal or plastic bins with a secure lid to comply with the Bylaw:

  • Ensure the container is suitable for the amount of garbage you plan to dispose of,
  • Look for storage bins or cans that will allow for easy transport to your current collection pick-up location (i.e. those with wheels or handles)
  • Look for storage bins or cans that will allow for easy removal of bags, and
  • Bags placed in storage bins or cans without stickers on the bags will not be picked up.

There are resources with information and strategies on how to effectively reduce wildlife interaction in our community, including at the following link:


For further information on this matter, please feel free to contact the City.

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