Braille bin labels now available in City of Canada Bay

We’re pleased to launch our Braille bin lid labels this month.

The labels were developed with feedback from the City of Canada Bay’s Access and Inclusion Committee.

“The newly developed Braille bin lid labels are part of our commitment to building a more accessible and inclusive City,” said City of Canada Bay Mayor Angelo Tsirekas.

“The labels are designed to assist residents who are blind or have low vision to identify their general waste, recycling and green waste bins, and are now available free of charge for residents.”

Printed by Vision Australia, the labels are transparent and can be placed directly onto the bin. The Braille text details what can and can’t go in a recycling bin, and what should not go in a general waste and garden organics bins.

Local resident, Coral Arnold tested samples of the labels during development and said, “I thought the labels were a good idea, not only because they help me identify my bins and ensure I don’t bring in my neighbour’s bin by mistake, but they remind me what I can and can’t put in each bin.

“There are ordinary methods of working out which bin is which, such as by smelling or putting your hand in the bins – and I know my general waste bin is smaller than the rest – but I’ve found the labels handy because they also remind me what I can recycle.”

Residents can now request the stickers by emailing [email protected] or calling 9911 6555.

Recycling bin with braille bin label

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