The idea of fining people who leave their bins out in the street has been met with a mixed reception from YEP readers.
Each is already subject to a Designated Public Place Orders (DPPOs) which bans people from drinking alcohol in the street or carrying alcohol in an open container.
Writing on the YEP Facebook page, Steve Carter said: “Doesn’t take much effort and time to take your bin back in. But to fine people – that’s just another way for the council to make money.”
A number of others agreed, with Duncan Morris calling it a “money-making scam”.
Some were concerned about the practicalities, with James Deakin asking: “So if you live in a back to back house with no bin yard, where are you going to put your bin?”
Theresa Fahy welcomed the idea, saying: “I’m sick of bins being left out near me. It makes the neighbourhood look awful.”
Rita Thomas said her neighbours left their bins strewn all over the street, adding: “I can’t get past with the pushchair and have to go onto the road. Wheelchairs have to do the same.”
But Dave Burrows said: “The council need to put their own house in order first. Bin men regularly leave the bins blocking footpaths.”