WITH the weather getting warmer and more people out and about using the city’s footpaths, residents are reminded to make sure their waste and recycling bins are not blocking access for pedestrians and vehicles.
During what is a very busy time of the year, Australia Post requires clear access to mailboxes so Christmas mail can be delivered.
Residents are also reminded that garbage trucks will not collect bins if there is a car blocking direct access to the bins.
There needs to be a distance of at least 50 centimetres between the waste and recycling bins to enable the garbage collection truck to get the lifting arm between the bins to pick them up.
If the bins are too far back on the kerb, the truck cannot reach them.
As the truck can come any time from 6am on collection day, bins should be out prior to this.
To assist other street users, bins should be removed from the kerb within 48-hours of collection.
There is a range of waste and recycling collection and disposal options available to ensure that Christmas waste is not an issue.
People can refer to the council’s Waste and Recycling Services Guide for further options.
For a copy of the guide, contact the council’s customer service area on telephone 6216 6800.
Caption: Glenorchy City Council is reminding residents of the importance of the correct placement for waste and recycling bins.