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.
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.
The residents of Sutton are going to be saying goodbye to their wheelie bins, the Sutton Council have voted to begin working with Veoila to try and raise recycling rates in the area. With this move the council are hoping to increase the recycling to over 40% within 12 months, and will save the council almost £11 million.
In this weeks issue, it would be no surprise that Storm Doris would appear, people on social media have been posting stories of damages caused by wheelie bins being blown away, also included this week is a story of 5 wheelie bins not being collected for 2 years despite being full of waste.
Many of the councils are or already have implemented a garden waste collection charge, and one of the newest to introduce this is the Highland Council. Many councils have had to charge to help with the reduced budget cuts for collection of waste, the residents are in opposition to this and have already submitted a petition saying that it would increase flytipping.
Our roundup from around the world of headlines relating to wheelie bins, stories ranging from students defeating a council over property with the use of Google Earth and a Devon woman demanding a council tax reduction over claims her green bin has not been collected in 6 months.
Household rubbish is on the rise, with landfills filing up quickly, now is the time to try and reduce the amount that is heading into your general waste bin at home. Stats show that in 2007 we only recycled 18% of our waste, that has gone up in recent years but we are still below the EU average.
Residents in Burton have been angered by the councils decision to change their food waste disposal, rather than keep their food waste collections as normal, they have been stopped altogether and now food waste is to go in with general waste.
This weeks roundup covers all the wheelie bin news that have made the headlines from around the world. This week a bin stuck in a power line and a fine for putting a wheelie bin early have made the news.
The worst thing about wheelie bins slightly overflowing is the refuse collectors will not take it if the lids are open or extra black sacks next to them, so what can we do to help combat this problem. Have you ever stopped to think what you can do to reduce the amount of waste going to landfill?