Experts have said that we could save thousands of tonnes of recyclables from ending up in landfill by avoiding contaminating our waste, there are items which are hard to recycle that we actually put in our recyclables, such as pizza boxes, tissue and kitchen rolls.
Residents in the Shetland Islands have been in talks with employees from Zero Waste Scotland to alleviate concerns that many have about the new recycling scheme. Councillors voted to issue every household 2 240 litre wheelie bins as part of a new plan to introduce kerbside recycling.
The theme at this time of year is the spike in wheelie bin arson, fire services all around the country have released advice around safety and how to prevent arson, they are keen to spread the message because putting out needless fires wastes emergency services time when they should only be attending emergencies only.
North East Lincolnshire Council will start to fine residents who do not recycle correctly or if they overfill their wheelie bin, they are about to go fortnightly collections and the new scheme is to encourage people to recycle more. The new policy will be rolled out in stages starting from November with the first warning letters going out in December.
When the dark nights draw in there seems to be spinks in wheelie bin crimes, the crimes in this article feature £1500 worth of fireworks dumped inside a wheelie bin in Edinburgn, a group of youths setting fire to a stack of wheelie bins in a skate park and someone stealing from charity donations bags.
One of the stories causing outrage this week is from Sunderlands City Council, a pensioner had 3 of his wheelie bins stolen and set on fire in his local area, despite the fire service being called out he has been told he would have to pay £25 for each bin that was stolen and they would not even let him pay in installments, despite their policy of if your wheelie bin has been stolen with proof the charges would not apply.
Cambridge is going to the first city in England to feature an underground waste disposal system, the system will replace around 9000 wheelie bins that were on the site, the idea is to create a way of more sustainable living without making changes that would affect the way the area looks like the wheelie bins did.
With the increasing technology advancements and people wanting the latest model of mobile phones etc.. there have been a significant increase in electronic waste, but could Fujitsu have created a solution to the problem with their smart bin?
One of the nicer stories to arise in recent weeks regarding wheelie bins, Veolia stepped in to help 2 visually impaired women in Sutton by drilling holes in different bins so they could tell which bins were which. Veolia were contacted originally by the sisters after the new introduction of wheelie bins and that they would not be able to tell the difference when it comes to recycling.
Some of the main stories this month feature a council threatening to issue fines for people who put their bins out too early, or leave them out for prolonged periods of time, firefighters attending a scene in Crewe where 3 wheelie bins were on fire and commercial bins being blame for blighting the streets of Swansea.