Help Keep Our Wildlife and Community Safe

With bear activity now at its peak, the City of Fernie is reminding everyone to keep our wildlife and community safe by securing all garbage and waste inside garages, sheds, and homes between collection days.

Any households without indoor storage can dispose of waste at the following locations:

  • Fernie Transfer Station, located at 6000 Highway 3 - open daily
  • Bear-resistant dumpsters, available 24/7, located at: 
    • City Hall
    • Max Turyk Centre
    • Fernie Community Centre
    • Fernie Aquatic Centre
    • Fernie Memorial Arena

Keeping garbage inaccessible to wildlife until after 5 AM collection days is the most effective way to ensure a safer and cleaner community for people and wildlife.

For more information about waste collection and recycling, visit: