A examine on local management decree and the placement/removal of household rubbish?

I was always of the belief that it is unlawful to place obstacle on the pavement to prevent other members of the public going along their lawful business.
Now some councils enjoy advised householders place their rubbish at the kerbside or directly outside their premises on the pavement.
My council have advise placing household rubbish at the kerbside.
Now to my question.
In the event that someone is injured by contact with your rubbish and it come to litigation.
Who is to blame?
(a).Is it the Council who advise the householder to place his/her rubbish on the pavement/kerbside?
(b)The householder who placed his or her rubbish on the pavement/kerbside.
(c)Both the Council and the householder.
(d)Both parties cannot be sued?
Answers:
I don't pretty see what you are asking as the alternative, only a minority of households live in detached or semi detached houses where on earth the rubbish for collection can remain in their own driveways. For the rest there is no alternative than to put it out on the pavement, unless obviously you want to take a personal responsibility for recycling to trim down your rubbish to a minimum.
You, as expected.

However, it would have to be more serious than the bin simply being nearby and someone falling over it in broad daylight.

An example that might be used to successfully sue you would be a sharp object poking through the side of the bin on which someone cut or stabbed themselves, or a weighty object precariously balanced lying on the bin which fell and injured someone.

A less certain but potentially actionable situation would be if the bin be placed or left outside in the gloom and someone fell over it.

Of course in our ridiculous courts you can never be certain of what might surface, but that's life.

The only time the Council could be at error is if their employee was the closing person to move the bin. Then the above would apply to them, provided there be proof they were the last to touch it.
I have spoken to my insurance company roughly speaking this and they say, if somebody injures themselves then the householder who in truth placed the obstacle (rubbish) on the pavement is legally liable. They will be sued and not the Council. It's ridiculous as most Councils won't collect from driveways, or gardens so what are we supposed to do?.
Don"t know tough one to answer, the council have told you to do so. do they collect it that day, or moved out over night. YOU will have to check what they niggardly.


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