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Trash talk: Why council wheelie wants you to return your bins

SOMERSET residents are reminded to return their wheelie bins to their properties following roadside collection after a spike in complaints to council.

Published: August 27th 2019

SOMERSET residents are reminded to return their wheelie bins to their properties following roadside collection after a spike in complaints to council.

Mayor Graeme Lehmann said unreturned bins often attracted birds and other wildlife while leaving communities unsightly and untidy.

“The expectation is that residents should return their wheelie bins to their properties as soon as practically possible following collection,” Cr Lehmann said.

“Most people already do this, however council has recently received a number of complaints about bins littering both our residential and rural roads.

“We’ve also been notified about people knocking bins over, and returning them promptly can reduce the likelihood of that occurring.”

Cr Lehmann said Somerset Regional Council officers routinely monitored areas for overflowing and unreturned wheelie bins.

“While it’s undoubtedly a health and safety issue, it also comes back to community pride and respect for your neighbours,” Cr Lehmann said.

“We want Somerset to look its very best not only for our locals, but for the hundreds of visitors who come to the region each and every day.”

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