Do not taunt happy fun bin

Informative instructions on the new blue bin

We got our new supersized blue bin today. I’ve always been amused by the instructions and warnings on everyday objects, but this one takes the cake. Apparently, someone thought it necessary to explain to the unwashed masses the physics of moving the bin from place to place.

To move bin

  1. Grasp handle
  2. Tilt
  3. Push or pull

Gee, thanks Mr. Science. I never would have figured that out on my own. Now if only they had room enough on the lid to explain the difference between pulling, which is encouraged, and dragging, which is explicitly forbidden. Oh, City of Toronto, I’m so confused. Do I put my recycling in the bin, or on the bin? Your instructions are woefully incomplete.

4 Replies to “Do not taunt happy fun bin”

  1. Above is allowed, as long as you’re not on a steep slope.

    I saw a number of people in my neighbourhood pulling (not dragging, to be sure) these things up the six or seven steps to their verandas this morning. I’m sure it seems like a good idea now, but I’m guessing that the decision won’t look so smart a week and a half from now when they have to get the fully-loaded monster back down the stairs.

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