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

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.”