Garbage bin locks for sale

Garbage bin locks for sale

We have a few bear-proof locks available for City of Whitehorse poly-cart bins. The cost of a set of locks (for garbage and compost) is $150, including installation. Please contact us if you wish to purchase a set and we will set up an installation date with you.

WildWise Clarifies!

The Whitehorse Bear Hazard Assessment was completed in 2016. We went far and wide to make it accessible to the public, including hosting a multi-stakeholder workshop to identify the relevance of the recommendations to those stakeholders and an open house following the workshop which we advertised everywhere possible so the public would have an opportunity to learn about the assessment and add their comments and ideas to our list of things to consider. We published the assessment in three places on our website and through social media, distributed it to all of the stakeholders and asked them to distribute through their networks. We talked about it on the radio and in the papers. We approached Mayor and Council, we presented to the Association of Yukon Communities and we use the assessment to inform the direction of every one of our projects since. Unfortunately, the report is one on a list of lengthy studies and documents that has been produced to help decision makers move forward and it is not a very exciting read for most people, so it is not likely being passed around by the public and left on coffee tables. 

WildWise tries not to complain and, instead, to continue to develop new approaches to working on human behavior change. For some people, education works. For others, policy and enforcement are more reliable tools. We try to divide our attention between the two. We also recognize that change takes time. While we are waiting, there are things that people can do, including putting their bins in the garage, purchasing locks if they don't have a garage or finding another way to secure them. Our comment about the futility of blaming the bins on the city intended to communicate that waiting for the City to do something about the bins when they were clearly not interested is futile if people want change now. The current poly cart system in use within city limits just isn't wildlife proof and safety can be improved if people take a few simple steps. Please visit the "co-existing with widlife" tab on our home page for more information.

Call for participation in Grizzly Bear Conservation & Management Plan

To all interested organizations & associations,

The Department of Environment and the Yukon Fish and Wildlife Management Board want to hear from you through a public survey to help develop the Yukon Grizzly Bear Conservation and Management Plan. We want to know what experiences, beliefs, knowledge, and opinions Yukoners have about grizzly bear conservation and management.

The public survey will complement information already gained from in-depth workshops and discussions with First Nation governments, the Inuvialuit, mandated boards and councils, and interest groups. We want to include as much available local, traditional and scientific information as possible to develop the plan.

Any Yukoner with an interest in grizzly bear conservation and management is encouraged to fill out the survey. The survey should take approximately 20 minutes to complete and will close on May 26, 2017. You can find the public survey at the following direct link: The survey can also be accessed through and

Thank you for your commitment to the conservation and management of grizzly bears in Yukon.




Tom Jung, Environment Yukon, and Frank Thomas, Yukon Fish and Wildlife Management Board

Co-Chairs, Grizzly Bear Conservation and Management Plan Working Group


Graham Van Tighem, Executive Director

Yukon Fish and Wildlife Management Board

(867) 667-5835

2017 AGM

Are you interested in becoming a board member or in finding out what we're up to this year? Come and join us for our AGM.

Date: June 1st

Time: 7:30-9pm

Location: Whitehorse Public Library.