Posts Tagged ‘ Food Scraps ’

5 ways to keep your food scraps bins free of pests

September 14, 2013
5 ways to keep your food scraps bins free of pests

With the extended, hot Vancouver summer, pests are feasting on the city’s food scraps bins. UBC entomologist Rana Sarfaz gave CBC Radio One’s The Early Edition five ways to keep food bins free of squirmy, disgusting pests. CBC | British Columbia News

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‘The yuck issue:’ Maggots find new homes in Metro Vancouver green bins

July 28, 2013

Maggots are feasting on the leftovers in green bins, prompting some Metro residents to stop dumping their kitchen scraps and others to hire professionals to clean their bins. But municipal officials say they don’t want the problem — which is more prevalent during the summer months because of the heat — to derail the region’s [...]

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Bylaw officers to crack down on Port Coquitlam residents who attract bears

July 20, 2013
Bylaw officers to crack down on Port Coquitlam residents who attract bears

Port Coquitlam residents are reporting a big spike in bear sightings. Now the bylaw team is going to crack down on those who contribute to the problem. Conservation officers recorded 98 bear sightings in June, up from 50 in May, and two of the animals were aggressive. They’re attracted to unsecured garbage cans and unpicked [...]

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Vancouver’s green bin program sees increasing participation

June 29, 2013

The popularity of Vancouver’s recently launched “green bin” program means more than 2,300 tonnes of food scraps are destined for local gardens, not the dump, said the city’s director of waste. Albert Shamess said a survey of three neighbourhoods involved in the program — which included a change in garbage-collection scheduling — shows household participation [...]

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Bear-proof scraps bins needed, Burnaby residents say

June 28, 2013
Bear-proof scraps bins needed, Burnaby residents say

North Burnaby residents are worried their food scraps program is attracting unwanted bears, after several recent sightings in the area. CBC | British Columbia News

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