Take care of wheelie bins

2017-11-28 06:01

Diep River police would like to remind the community about safeguarding tips regarding the black municipal wheelie bins.

Points to consider:

. Place your wheelie bin out on the morning of collections only and not the night ­before.

. Criminals use these wheelie bins if left out the night before for various things, like carrying stolen goods or to use as a ladder to help them climb over high walls.

. Paint your street name and number on the bin. Make it your own (paint a colour onto it).

. Vagrants use these bins to make fires with on cold nights to help keep warm as the plastic burns for a longer period of time.

. If you cannot place your bin out on time for the day of collection, arrange with your neighbours to help each other – one week you place the bins out and they bring them in, etc.

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