Bear-Resistant Organics Bins
Maple Ridge City Council voted in favour of subsidizing 400 bear-resistant organic bins to residents of Maple Ridge.
These are still available on a first-come, first-served basis through Ridge Meadows Recycling. Residents will be asked to pre-pay for the bins and either pick them up from the Recycling Depot or request delivery.
Retail value of these bins is $200. Bulk purchase price is $150. With the $50 subsidy, residents will be able to purchase the bins for $100.
Because they can’t get into the secured, certified bear-resistant bins when properly used, bears are discouraged from seeking food sources in residential areas.