Push or pull wheelie bin? It’s up to you, says council

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SCOTTISH Borders Council will not be putting stickers on its wheelie bins advising householders to pull rather than push them.

The suggestion comes from un-named contributor to the August edition of the local Elder Voice magazine who sustained a broken arm in a fall while pushing a receptacle.

“At a second hospital visit, the consultant looking at my notes said: ‘Another wheelie bin victim!’.

“Since then I’ve been telling everyone that you should never push a wheelie bin. I’m surprised how many don’t know this.

“Wheelie-bins are designed to be pulled so why does it not say so in the bin itself?”

A spokesperson for the council told us: “We advise people to handle bins in a way that is suitable and comfortable for their capabilities.”