Comhairle nan Eilean Siar is clamping down on incorrectly presented wheelie bins – warning residents that all bins must be out on the street at 8am on collection days – with the handles facing out.
In a public statement on "Wheeled Bin Collections"this lunchtime (Tuesday September 29) a Comhairle nan Eilean Siar spokesman said they "would like to remind residents in the Western Isles of the importance of presenting their wheeled bins correctly at the roadside.
"The Comhairle request that all Bins are presented by the roadside with the handles facing outward for 8am on the day of collection.
"Householders and service users are asked to ensure that no ropes, bungee cords or elasticated hooks are left attached to the bins as these could pose a hazard to our members of staff when loading bins onto the rear of the collection vehicle.
"Please note, bins that are stored in roadside bin storage housings must be presented to the roadside for collection.
"Any bins not presented correctly at the roadside may not be emptied," warns Comhairle nan Eilean Siar.