Labour Councillors are urging residents to not miss the chance to have their say on pavement bins and boxes.
The Council is currently undertaking a consultation of residents, following an increase in complaints about household waste and recycling bins and boxes obstructing pavements in the city.
The Council’s proposal to address this issue is to set up a new process to address bins or boxes they consider are causing a problem, but they want to hear your views on this.
The proposed process would begin with a letter to residents advising them of how they should store their bins and boxes between collections, and asking them to move them before starting a more formal process if the advice is ignored.
If there’s still no action taken to resolve the problem, the Council would then consider issuing a Fixed Penalty Notice (FPN).
Before that process starts, the Council’s Environmental Enforcement Officers would visit a property reported to us to check if the bin or box is causing a problem.
It’s important to note this would not be applied to properties without room to store bins and boxes off the street.
Make sure you have your say on the Council’s proposals, the consultation is open until 28 August and you can have your say here: https://consultations.brighton-hove.gov.uk/rubbish-recycling-and-streets/household-waste-bin-offences/