Bear Smart Pledge

Coquitlam is a Bear Smart Community

Coquitlam is home to bears, coyotes and other urban wildlife. These animals will often enter our neighbourhoods and yards looking for food or shelter. It is important that we avoid inviting wildlife to our properties by removing attractants, such as garbage, pet food, fruit and making others inaccessible such as bird feeders.

By promising to follow “Bear Smart” guidelines we can help keep wildlife wild and the community safe.

Take the pledge: become a Bear Smart Household



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  • Store Garbage & Green Carts and recycling in an area inaccessible to wildlife.
  • Place Carts and recycling at the curbside after 5:30 a.m. on collection day.
  • Pick fruit.​
  • Keep pet food inside.
  • Suspend and clean up fallen seed.​
  • Store refrigerators and freezers inside.
  • Practice responsible composting.​
  • Keep barbeques clean.
 
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By clicking on the submit button you are consenting to the voluntary collection, use and disclosure of your personal information in accordance with Section 26(d) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. Personal information will only be used for the purposes of the City’s Bear Smart Pledge program. If you have any questions about the collection, use or disclosure of your personal information, please contact Julie Kanya at 3000 Guildford Way, Coquitlam BC V3B 7N2 or 604-927-3554.