Residents in Manchester Blockade Street with Wheelie Bins

Saturday, 7 July 2018 11:42:39 Europe/London

Manchester residents have blocked several streets with their wheelie bins in protest at drivers parking on pavements, this is mainly because drivers are trying to avoid parking charges in the city centre, this is therefore causing a problem for buggies and people in wheelchairs to pass safely.

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Wheelie Bin News Roundup 2nd July

Friday, 6 July 2018 11:30:53 Europe/London

This weeks Wheelie Bin News Roundup include stories aboiut residents waiting for up to 2 months for replacement bins even if theirs is stolen, a burglar being arrested with a wheelie bin full of stolen goods and the second annual Refuse Championships raised over £20k for the Alzeimers Society

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Cash-Strapped Families Will Have to Pay for Replacement Bins

Thursday, 21 June 2018 10:16:14 Europe/London

Cheshire Council are trying to save around £300,000 per year which includes wheelie bin delivery costs adding up to around £60,000 per year, this is forcing families to pay £35 for new and replacement wheelie bins, this includes if they have their wheelie bin stolen.  

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Council Has to Buy New Lorries to Handle Wheelie Bins

Thursday, 21 June 2018 10:06:38 Europe/London

A council in Leicestershire has been forced to hire bin lorries as the lorries they currently use are not equipped to collect the new wheelie bins.  The council have ordered new vehicles but they are not due until September, this was all down to trying to save money, the wheelie bins are costing £550,000 and should last 10 years whereas the bag recycling costs £360,000 per year.

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Accrington Councils have reassured residents about the roll out of a new recycling scheme which is causing confusion, in replacement of their bag and box system, residents have now received wheelie bins in which to place their recycling in.  

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Reject Wheelie Bins Turned into Nesting Boxes for Endangered Birds

Friday, 15 June 2018 09:23:21 Europe/London

Wheelie bins that are rejects in Australia are being used as giant nesting boxes to help provide habitats for some of Australia's largest bird species.  The nest boxes include a timber landing pad with a mesh acting as a ladder for the younger birds.

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The Danger of Using a 'Man with a Van' to Take Your Rubbish Away

Friday, 8 June 2018 10:27:00 Europe/London

If you are put off by the bulky collection charge from your local council to remove large items, do not be tempted by a knock down price from a local man with a van.  As a lady found out the hard way, she paid £5 to have someone clean her wheelie bin, only then to be charged £680 for flytipping, the man she had hired had flytipped the contents of the bin. 

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Wheelie Bin News Roundup 4th June

Wednesday, 6 June 2018 09:43:40 Europe/London

This weeks Wheelie Bin News includes stories about a shop owner asking the council to help with other business wheelie bins being left outside of her shop for collection, Colchester Council are considering leasing a new vehicle to allow the recycling of plastics for those that live in flats, and finally recycling bins will be checked in New Zealand with the growing problem of contaminated waste.

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Overflowing Bins in Dundee are Attracting Rats

Tuesday, 29 May 2018 13:48:55 Europe/London

Residents of Srabraes Lane in Dundee are becoming more irate that the overflowing bins in their area are now attracting rats to the neighbourhood.  Students have complained to the council and saying it has been going on for weeks, signs have also been put to help encourage recycling to hopefully reduce some of the litter 

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Wheelie Bin Cleaning 101

Tuesday, 29 May 2018 12:12:37 Europe/London

With the warmer weather arriving, you may notice an ungodly smell eminating from your wheelie bin, which would signify the time to give your wheelie bin a clean, we have compiled together some pointers to help eliminate some of these smells. 

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