Bear-Resistant Organics Bins

Bear-Resistant Organics Tote

Maple Ridge City Council is subsidizing 400 bear-resistant organic bins to residents of Maple Ridge.

These are available on a first-come, first-served basis through Ridge Meadows Recycling and can be ordered by filling out the online form below. 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.

Bear Smart Community Logo 2015These bins are a major criteria to achieving Bear Smart Community status due to their success in bear-interface areas in other communities. The goal of this program is to “address the root causes of bear/human conflicts, thereby reducing the risks to human safety and private property, as well as the number of bears that have to be destroyed each year.
Bear-Resistant Organics Tote & Bear 2“Every year hundreds, and in some years well over a thousand, bears are destroyed as a result of conflicts between people and bears…most of these problems begin when people allow bears to access non-natural food sources such as garbage.”

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.

Learn more about the Wildsafe BC program, working to “keep wildlife wild & communities safe.”

Order Form for Composters, Solar Cones, Rain Barrels, & Bear-Resistant Organics Bins

Please place your order below. After your form is submitted, we will contact you to arrange payment & delivery. Thank you for helping keep our planet green!
    *Note: Rain Barrels, Solar Cones, & Composters only available to residents of Maple Ridge & Pitt Meadows.
    The City of Maple Ridge is providing a $50 subsidy for Bear-Resistant Organics Bins to Maple Ridge residents ONLY. Residents of Pitt Meadows can purchase bins for $150.
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