Living in Bear Country
Hastings Highlands is bear country and bears love garbage. But with careful management of your waste, you can reduce the chance of attracting bears to your property:
  • Do not stockpile garbage. Take it to the landfill frequently.
  • Keep meat scraps and cooked food waste in the freezer until you are ready to take it to the landfill.
  • Store garbage in a bear-resistant container, secure shed or garage.
  • Never put meat, bones, fish or dairy products in your compost bin.
For more information on what you can do to reduce the chance of attracting bears to your home or cottage, visit the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR) Bear Wise website. To report a bear problem, contact the MNR Bear Reporting Line at 1-866-514-2327, TTY 705-945-7671. In an immediate emergency, call your local police or 9-1-1.
Waste Disposal

Please see the following documents for details on waste disposal:
For further information on waste disposal please call 613-338-2811 Ext. 200 or visit http://www.hastingshighlands.ca
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