The Squamish-Lillooet Regional District provides curbside collection services to the communities of Furry Creek and Britannia Beach through GFL (formerly Carney’s Waste Systems). Garbage and recycling collection alternates weekly. Be Bear Smart with these simple tips to manage waste in bear country.
SLRD Bylaw Enforcement and Wildlife Attractant Violation Fines
The SLRD has a Wildlife Attractant Bylaw that covers all Electoral Areas in the SLRD, including Furry Creek and Brittannia Beach, with the intent to regulate proper management of wildlife attractants and to offer enforcement tools to help reduce wildlife incidents while maintaining public safety.The SLRD Bylaw officer is actively persuing ongoing unsecured wildlife attracts and will be issuing infractions fines.
- PLEASE NOTE: Maximum fine of up to $500 per occurance. See the full infraction fine list here.
- Please report unsecured attractants to the SLRD: email@example.com or by calling 604-894-6371 (Toll-free: 1-800-298-7753).
More information on accepted recycling materials, schedules and totes can be found at:
- Furry Creek Curbside Collection Information and Schedule
- Britannia Beach Curbside Collection Information and Schedule
Note that PLASTIC BAGS , OVERWRAP & GLASS are NOT ACCEPTED in your Recycling Tote.
For a detailed list of what goes where download the District of Squamish Recycling Chart
(Note: curbside organics collection coming soon to Furry Creek and Britannia Beach)
Request a Tote
The standard size of the recycling and garbage totes is 65 gallons Larger totes are available by contacting GFL (formerly Carney’s Waste Systems) at 604-892-5604 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Upgrades to larger recycling totes (95 gallons) is paid for by the service; however, upgrades to larger garbage totes will be billed directly by GFL to the customer. Smaller totes (35 gallons) are also available to customers with limited storage space or those with minimal garbage and/or recycling collection requirements.
Request a Tote Repair or Replacement
To request that a damaged or broken tote be repaired or replaced please contact Carney’s Waste Systems at 604-892-5604.
GFL will repair or replace a damaged tote at their cost during the tote’s next service date. Next day repair or replacement is available at a cost of $65 to the homeowner.
Manage your waste to eliminate bear attractants.
The Squamish-Lillooet Regional District is located in prime bear habitat. To keep both bears and people safe, we need to ensure that bears and other wildlife can move through the communities in the SLRD without being attracted to non-natural food sources.
Bears have a very keen sense of smell, reported to be 9 times as strong as the sense of smell of dogs. That is why it is critical to properly manage your waste as garbage is a major bear attractant (as are fruit trees, bird feeders, barbeques and improperly managed compost piles).
Once a bear gets into garbage, it will keep coming back. Habituated bears are a threat to public safety.
Did you know that on average, over 900 black bears across B.C. are killed each year as a result of human bear conflict?
Garbage is the number one attractant and accounts for over 55% of bear conflict calls in B.C. Don't let a bear get into your garbage and be the reason it gets destroyed.
TOP 10 WAYS TO KEEP WILDLIFE WILD
- Keep your garbage secure - including in a bear resistant container and inside a secure location.
- Don’t put your garbage out until the day of collection.
- Pick fruit as it ripens and pick up all wind-falls.
- Bring bird feeders in from April to November and when you are not using them.
- Feed pets indoors.
- Keep compost working properly; a smelly compost is a sign that it is not working. Find tips here.
- Protect fruit trees and small livestock with a properly installed and maintained electric fence.
- Do not feed wildlife.
- Keep barbecues clean and odour free.
- ALWAYS report all wildlife sightings and any conflicts immediately to the provincial Conservation Officer Service report line at 1.877.952.7277