Once the dark nights draw in and the weather gets wilder, spare a thought for your wheelie bin, we have compiled some tips to help keep your bin and recycle boxes safe when the weather gets bad.
One of the most common crimes regarding wheelie bins is arson, especially when the nights cut in towards halloween and bonfire night, every year the Police and Fire Brigade issue guidance on how to keep your wheelie bin safe especially when 1% of crime in the UK is arson, this may seem low but that is still over 375,000 incidents per year.
Wheelie bin stories are usually along the same lines but this weeks stories include a wheelie bin that was strapped to the back of a getaway car with £2500 worth of stolen goods from a driveway.
An increasing number of councils are implementing fines for residents who are overfilling their bins, residents in Stoke-on-Trent City Council who are known to flout the rules are being contacted and warned of their actions. We do have some tips which can help reduce the amount of waste generated and potentially stop a future fine.
Our wheelie bin news this week includes the big story coming out of Wigan where residents are being told if they leave their bins out overnight they are facing the possibility of a fine, as well as the possibility of your wheelie bin being removed if it is not clearly marked with the house number.
The University of Cambridge are set to install one of the largest underground bin systems in the UK, with 450 underground bins ready for install it is the start for sustainability in the county. Each bin has the capacity of 20 wheelie bins and will look to increase improving the waste management systems.
Residents in Telford are undergoing inspections from enforcement officers have been opening up wheelie bins and inspecting rubbish to look for contaminated waste. A trial has been set up to inspect 10 streets rubbish over a 4 week period to clean up areas which are known for problems with warnings of potential fines for residents who do not abide by the rules.
You may not have heard of Mitie, they provide a range of services including providing recycling bins, food waste solutions and secure confidential waste destruction. They work with the philosophy of preventing waste at is source and if unavoidable they will consider solutions to help the customre reuse or recycle.
Good job for CCTV footages in refuse lorries, a refuse collector was threated with a weapon after the workers refused to collect his waste due to hypodermic syrings were found in his wheelie bin, this was all caught on the back of CCTV and as a result went to court.
No doubt you would have seen PHS vans travveling around, operating since 1963 when they started as a sanitary product disposal service have now expanded to become a leading provider or workplace services, everything from washroom supplies, matting, floorcare as well as waste and recycling facilities.