Don’t know where to put your bin? Council spells it out

White signs have been painted on some St Albans streets to remind residents where to put their rubbish bins on collection day.

Signs have been painted on St Albans streets to remind residents where to put their rubbish bins on collection day.

It comes after people living on Colombo St were leaving their bins on the newly-formed Papanui Parallel cycleway, forcing some cyclists to ride on the road.

The city council has painted bin stencils along Colombo and Rutland Sts to educate residents to put their bins on the side of the road, rather than the grass verge or cycleway.

It has also dropped off pamphlets showing them the correct location.

Before that, residents had not been told where to put them.

City council acting head of transport Lynette Ellis said 260 stencils had been painted along Colombo St, while some had also gone on parts of Rutland St.

“They are not intended to be repainted as they should last two to three years before fading out and residents will become familiar with the location of the bins,” she said.

“Residents were sent a letter showing the correct locations and the stencils are a reminder.”

Ms Ellis said it cost $3000 to paint the stencils. At this stage, they were only on the Papanui Parallel cycleway route at specific locations, she said.

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