Changes are coming to High River's Solid Waste Management Bylaw.

Mayor Craig Snodgrass says there are times throughout the year, like at Christmas, when garbage bins can get a bit overfilled.

He says they're not after those people, the goal is to get residents to be more responsible when putting out their garbage for collection on a regular basis.

"This is the chronic offenders that are consistently overfilling their garbage bins," he says. "We're just asking people to be aware of what you're putting in your bin, how much you're putting in your bin and how you're putting it in there,"

He says the garbage can fly out and if the operator sees it, they have to get out and sometimes chase it down in the wind, slowing down the pick-up schedule.

Garbage can't be put in the bins loose and it has to be bagged and it can't protrude above the top of the bin.

"There'll be a lot of education going out, but at some point in time council has been very direct with staff that at some point in time fines need to be put in place because often it's the pocketbook that gets people's attention to change habits."

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