Not everyone walking on our footpaths has the ability to dodge a recycling bin.

Please place your yellow bin, blue crate or any rubbish bins and bags carefully so there is plenty of free space on the footpath.

We understand that some people may not have much space to put their bin outside their house, so please put your bin either on the footpath or grass berm, not the road, while doing your best to leave as much clear space on the footpath as possible.

Yellow bins that impede the footpath can become a frustrating obstacle for anyone who is visually impaired, uses a wheelchair or mobility scooter, or parents with baby strollers.

Nelson City Council asks all collection contractors to show the same consideration when they return empty bins.