Wheelie Bin Headlines in April

Tuesday, 2 May 2017 10:57:45 Europe/London

In April one of the biggest stories emerged regarding wheelie bins, an 85 year old pensioner has been told the refuse collectors will not collect his wheelie bin as it is over 32 ft from the side of the road, after speaking to the council they have said the bin men will not collect his wheelie bin unless it is 10 ft from the road due to health and safety.....

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Missing Wheelie Bins

Thursday, 27 April 2017 09:06:20 Europe/London

There are loads of stories around where residents or business wheelie bins are stolen, many of which are reportedly stolen and used for arson, the councils are having to spend thousands in replace these bins.  As many 1700 bins are requested by residents each month.

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Keep Your Bin Fresh and Clean

Monday, 24 April 2017 09:22:59 Europe/London

With summer approaching your wheelie bin becomes a hive of activity with bacteria thriving in warm conditions, this can then create bad smells which could then lead to pests.  Cleaning wheelie bins can help prevent this from happening, this can be easily done by using regular disinfectant or by hiring a professional cleaning service.  

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Use a Wheelie Bin Sticker

Tuesday, 18 April 2017 09:43:25 Europe/London

The household wheelie bin is not the most attractive object to look at, the colours have helped a little bit but still not nice to look at, stickers have become a viable option especially with the sheer amount of them on the market.  For example you could advertise your business or even add a speed limit sticker to warn drivers to watch their speed.  

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Do You Know That Fly-Tipping is a Crime

Monday, 10 April 2017 10:32:59 Europe/London

Flytipping is the deliberate dumping of waste, this can be anything from a single bag of rubbish to an entire truck load, it doesn't just damage beauty spots but it can also cause damage to wildife and the environment.  

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Wheelie Bin Racing

Friday, 31 March 2017 10:42:36 Europe/London

Have you ever heard of wheelie bin racing?  Originating from a pub pursuit with some slightly tipsy people, it has grown into many cities and involve fancy dress and desiging of a customised wheelie bins, they are donated from the council, often bins with damage or awaiting recycling so no new bins are used to save money.  All the money from the events are put back into the local community.  

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Wheelie Bin Roundup 27th March

Monday, 27 March 2017 10:40:45 Europe/London

This weeks news roundup includes Liverpool Council charging residents for new wheelie bins if they are stolen or set fire to even though they are technically a victim of crime, the Council stated that a cut in funding means that they cannot afford to replace the bins free of charge.  

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Wheelie Bin Roundup 20th March

Tuesday, 21 March 2017 09:23:34 Europe/London

The biggest story that came out for wheelie bins this week is that in Sunderland over 800 wheelie bins were stolen last year, residents in the area then have to purchase a wheelie bin out of their own money and wait for a replacement, wheelie bin crime is rife and they are often used to start fires potentially causing harm to people and homes.  

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Have You Thought About Wheelie Bin Storage

Wednesday, 15 March 2017 13:00:00 Europe/London

Wheelie bins are not the most attractive things in the world, and always stand out when back in the garden.  Have you ever thought about buying a storage unit to keep them safe and to stop pests and wildlife from accessing them, there are many variations on the market including plastic ones and wooden ones which can vary in size and functionality to incorporate more than one bin and your recycle boxes.

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Lewisham Introduces Food Waste Collections

Monday, 13 March 2017 11:17:31 Europe/London

One way to boost recycling rates is to introduce food waste collections, this is what Lewisham have done, with this they have changed from weekly collections to fortnightly collections with the aim to increase the borough recycling rates to 24.8%.  This change has been issued due to estimations show that almost 39% of rubbish put into the general waste bin is food waste.

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