Food Waste Caddies come to Devon

Monday, 22 May 2017 09:20:46 Europe/London

Most food waste which is not available for kerbside collections end up going to landfill via your normal waste bin, Devon have now introducted the food waste caddy for their residents to go alongside their regular recycling collections, this is part of their 'recycle more' project which aims to help reduce council costs by £340,000 per year.

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Keep Your BBQ Safe this Summer

Monday, 15 May 2017 11:00:31 Europe/London

Despite being sturdy, wheelie bins are not fire resistant and there are many stories on which wheelie bins have caught fire and caused serious damage, so try and be safe when it comes to disposable bbq's and the disposal of them.  

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Posted in Tips

Coming to a City Near You

Thursday, 4 May 2017 16:00:00 Europe/London

Speeding fines in the UK was a big topic of conversation in April with the new law stating that drivers caught speeding will be fined up to 150% of their weekly wage.  So could we see speed cameras being hidden in wheelie bins to help catch offenders as similar devices are being used in other European countries, could we be next?

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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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