Wheelie bins on road surface are a 'dangerous hazard' - council warns Luton residents

Luton residents have been warned they must not obstruct motorists by placing their bins on road surfaces, after images were shared online.

Wednesday, 2nd June 2021, 7:38 pm
Updated Wednesday, 2nd June 2021, 7:40 pm
Wheelie bins left out in the road are a "dangerous hazard" according to the council

One image shared on Facebook page 'Luton Keeing Safe' showed a row of wheelie bins placed just beyond the pavement.

It was uploaded with the message: "Parking in parts of Luton has become problematic. Wheelie bin reservation is now the norm."

The image prompted hundreds of comments from fellow users.

One woman posted: "It really gets on my nerves house owners thinking they own the mile radius around their home and no one is allowed to park but them.

"I once had a man put a home made parking ticket on my car as I dared park outside his home."

A Luton Borough Council spokesman said: "Waste bins should only be left outside of a property on the day of collection.

"Leaving bins in the road as a means of reserving a parking space is not only illegal, but it creates a potentially dangerous hazard for traffic and pedestrians alike.

"The council has the power to enforce action against residents who behave in this way."