New braille stickers to assist Macedon Ranges residents living with vision impairment or blindness can be placed on kerbside bins.
The braille stickers will support residents who are blind or have low vision to identify each of their four bins,
Macedon Ranges council’s assets and operations director Shane Walden said the stickers were in response to feedback from residents.
“The council reached out to Vision Australia who helped with the production of the new braille bin stickers,” he said.
The braille bin stickers, will identify the following bin types – glass only, FOGO (Food Organics Garden Organics), recycling, general waste and kitchen caddy, and will be available free of charge from the council on request.
“The braille stickers are a simple, but effective way to support our community who are blind or have low vision and want to lead independent lives,” Mr Walden said.
Earlier this year, the council introduced a four bin kerbside service to provide a more responsible and sustainable collection service.
To obtain a braille bin sticker, visit mrsc.vic.gov.au/bins or call 5422 0333.