Walking into a bin or tripping over a recycling bag or container is not a daily challenge for the average pedestrian, so awareness levels amongst the public is low.
Obstructions that block pavements have a far greater impact on blind and partially sighted people than they do for other sections of the community. Each and every wheelie bin, bin bag or recycling bag that obstructs a pavement increases the risk of accidents and injury. They are a trip hazard and where hard surfaces come into sharp contact with skin, they can lead to physical injuries.
We've put together all the relevant facts we could find on wheelie bins and recycling containers and the law.
Street obstructions like Advertising boards, cafe furniture, wheelie bins, cars parked on pavements and many more are a huge challenge to the ability of blind and partially sighted people in getting out and about. Find out what we're doing on this.Check out the latest On my street news