Keep a lid on your rubbish, council urges residents
RESIDENTS are being urged to ensure their bins are not overfull when they place them out for collection to stop rubbish spilling onto the street.
Fraser Coast Regional Council community health portfolio councillor Robert Garland said the number of residents contacting council about rubbish being blown out of bins is starting to increase.
"We urge residents to ensure that bins are not overfull and the lids are closed when they put them out," he said.
"If the lid is partially open because the bin is overfull it is easy for the wind to get under it and blow it completely open allowing rubbish to be blown away.
"Or, as happens, crows and other birds can get under the lid and push it open to get at the food scraps inside.
"The birds throw the rubbish out of the bin as they scrabble around looking for food."