This weeks' Wheelie Bin News Roundup features stories about MOD military science files being found dumped in a wheelie bin in North London, residents in Milton Keynes are to be asked for their views on replacing black rubbish sacks with wheelie bins and find out what happened when a woman from Newcastle was told by her friend during a shopping trip that she’d look gorgeous in a bin bag!
South Gloucestershire Council is handing out £200 fines to anyone who is caught putting any items that could be considered household rubbish into public bins.
If you’ve sweltered in the heat in the last few days, you might have treated yourself and the kids to an ice lolly, and while they’re certainly a delicious treat, they often come with a plastic wrapper that can’t be recycled, and that just ends up in the bin or as litter, especially if you’re out and about.
A Bexley Council report has revealed that a no-deal Brexit could result in delays in delivering new wheelie bins and a jump in costs.
Police in Derbyshire are urging people to be alert to rogue scrap and waste collectors who are making off with copper and lead from houses, churches, schools, and memorials. The thieves often put the metal in wheelie bins and wheelbarrows for an easy getaway. Scrap metal prices have recently risen which accounts for the increase in thefts.
Piles of paper plates and cups, a mountain of disposable cutlery, and lots of leftover food. This is usually what’s left at the end of the average kid’s birthday party. The mountain of waste not only hurts your pocket, it hurts the planet. But the good news is that by making a few savvy changes, you can throw your little ones a party to remember with zero waste.
In the latest Wheelie Bin Roundup a huge 900 missed bin collections are being reported in Birmingham every day! A wheelie bin fire posed a real threat to a library in Nottinghamshire and a social media post about overfilled bins in Dumfries and Galloway has attracted anger and ridicule from residents.
Residents in the West End of Glasgow have been forced to fork out money to a private company to have their wheelie bins pulled out and returned as part of a Housing Association pilot scheme.