Kerbside offenders urged to adhere
  • Monday 04 April 2011

Bring in your bin or get stuck with the consequences.

That’s the warning from Sunshine Coast Council to businesses and residences that repeatedly leave their ‘wheelies’ where they shouldn’t be.

Environment Portfolio Councillor Keryn Jones said stickers would be placed on bins that were consistently left on the kerbside well after collection.

"Council has received a flood of complaints from the community about bins being left in the street long after collection day or even permanently," she said.

"Residences and businesses that repeatedly forget will now be slapped with a sticker on their bin to remind them to do the right thing, or else."

Repeat offenders who fail to heed council’s warnings can face fines of up to $4000 under State Government legislation.

Cr Jones said the new warning stickers aimed to clean up the problem of abandoned bins before harsher penalties were called for.

"This is about council wanting a cleaner, more visually appealing Sunshine Coast," she said.

"Bins on streets are unsightly and can create unhealthy situations when they’re knocked over in the street.

"If you receive a sticker on your bin, do the right thing and bring it in once its emptied and there’ll be no more stickers and no possibility that you’ll be fined."

For information on what day your bins are collected, visit council’s website and click on ‘Waste collection,’ or call customer service on (07) 5475 7272.