Wheelie bin controversies have been all the rage in the UK this year. Questions of affordability, theft and effectiveness have swirled around the rubbish industry, but a new shortage in Brighton and Hove puts a new twist on the controversies by highlighting the simple pragmatic problem that many councils don't have the budget or the means to supply everyone with wheelie bins in the immediate future.
The idea of pristine, streamlined houses lining a community road can be both nostalgic and comforting, but unfortunately this sight is no longer like the movies. Wheelie bins line the sidewalks and alleys of businesses, leaving them looking unsightly and unorganised, according to MP Eric Pickles. Eric Pickles has raised his voice to speak for the people against these eyesores.
Professional wheelie bin cleaning services can be a boon for the workaday resident who is strapped for time and starting to smell those putrid odours emanating from the untouched recesses of rubbish bins, but the cost and package deals offered by most services make professional cleaning a more viable option for businesses and a rather pricy alternative for average citizens.
One of the largest strides in successful citywide recycling comes down to getting across the message and encouraging citizens to actually get into the habit of using their recycling bins for recyclable goods, many of which are lumped in with regular rubbish and disposed of indiscriminately.
Single stream recycling is a single-sort recycling collection system. Many collection agencies in the UK and all across the United States are using this system to simplify their recycling bin collection process. Residents can place a mixture of recyclable goods into their recycling bins instead of having to separate them as in the past. All items collected will then be sorted at a Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) for reuse. Councils across the UK are hoping that single stream recycling will encourage residents to recycle more goods.
Seagull attacks and transportability issues have compelled Newquay residents to campaign for wheelie bins for all, as their standard rubbish bins have been foul food for the birds that have littered their contents across neighbourhoods and streets.
There's precious little less appetizing than festering rubbish and maggots, but one woman in Manchester found exactly that when she opened her bin lid - and promptly dialled 999. Although emergency operators might have more severe things to deal with than the single grossest sight any housewife can find on her property, dirty rubbish bins and hot summer months don't mix well, and unattended rubbish can attract all sorts of creepy crawlies with bothersome odours that can waft into neighbouring homes.
What's a bear to do when she comes home, finds a hungry family and there is nothing in the house to fix for dinner? She does what any smart bear will do, heads to the local restaurant, but when she gets there she finds them closed. So being that she's smarter than the average bear, she grabs the nearest garbage bin and takes it home to her hungry family.
Extreme wheelie bin racing is both a joke and not; it's silly enough to be a punch line, yet serious enough that numerous sites throughout the UK are beginning to take their first tentative steps in this new extreme sport.
What is it about wheelie bins that seems to attract so much negative attention. If they are not suffering at the hands of a vindictive old lady with a twisted hatred for random cats they are being burnt to the ground by mindless youths!