Binmen Turn Detective to Catch Those Who Fail to Recycle

Friday, 8 December 2017 10:53:40 Europe/London

Birminghams refuse collectors have been given a new job title of waste reduction and collection officer, this could mean that your bin men could soon be inspecting your wheelie bins, issuing advice on recycling and even issuing fixed penalties.  All this is down to the city having one of the worst recycling rates in the country and the council estimate that they can save £1.6 million per year if the rates increase.  

Read More

Wheelie Bin Roundup 4th December

Wednesday, 6 December 2017 10:25:03 Europe/London

One of our stories this week features an amuising story put forward by Bromley Council who are suggesting that for christmas you could get your loved ones a new wheelie bin with a years worth of garden waste collections or even vouchers to go towards this service.

Read More

A Frozen Wheelie Bin is Snow Joke

Friday, 1 December 2017 11:05:29 Europe/London

Cambridge City Council have warned residents about the pending drop of temperatures that could result in waste and recycling becoming frozen, they have said that if a bin freezes the contents can stay stuck inside or the lid can freeze shut.  In past winters, some residents have had their waste uncollected because the lids have been frozen.  

Read More
Posted in Tips Councils

Highland Council Remove Unwanted Bins

Wednesday, 29 November 2017 10:34:19 Europe/London

Highland council introduced a scheme a while ago where they were going to charge residents £30 for the collection of garden waste, and now they are collecting back the unwanted bins from households that do not want to pay the charge, the residents say that it would increase flytipping in the area because they feel it should be incorporated in the council tax.  

Read More
Posted in Councils

Isle of Wight Council Launches Garden Waste Collection

Wednesday, 22 November 2017 09:59:25 Europe/London

A new garden waste scheme has been launched by the Isle of Wight at a cost of £60 for the year, residents told the council they would be willing to pay for a scheme if the council provided one rather than take their waste to the local tip.

Read More
Posted in Councils

Wheelie Bin Roundup 20th November

Monday, 20 November 2017 09:59:09 Europe/London

Usually it is all negative stories in our roundup of this weeks headlines, but a story has emerged from Telford that plastics manufacturer Craemer began work on their new factory, a wheelie bin manufacturer which is going to create up to 70 jobs for the area.  

Read More

What Not to Put in Your Recycling Wheelie

Wednesday, 15 November 2017 10:54:59 Europe/London

Experts have said that we could save thousands of tonnes of recyclables from ending up in landfill by avoiding contaminating our waste, there are items which are hard to recycle that we actually put in our recyclables, such as pizza boxes, tissue and kitchen rolls.   

Read More
Posted in Tips

Residents in the Shetland Islands have been in talks with employees from Zero Waste Scotland to alleviate concerns that many have about the new recycling scheme.  Councillors voted to issue every household 2 240 litre wheelie bins as part of a new plan to introduce kerbside recycling. 

Read More
Posted in Councils

Wheelie Bin Roundup 6th November

Friday, 10 November 2017 10:32:59 Europe/London

The theme at this time of year is the spike in wheelie bin arson, fire services all around the country have released advice around safety and how to prevent arson, they are keen to spread the message because putting out needless fires wastes emergency services time when they should only be attending emergencies only.

Read More

Lincolnshire Residents May be Fined for Flouting Recycling Rules

Tuesday, 7 November 2017 11:20:00 Europe/London

North East Lincolnshire Council will start to fine residents who do not recycle correctly or if they overfill their wheelie bin, they are about to go fortnightly collections and the new scheme is to encourage people to recycle more.  The new policy will be rolled out in stages starting from November with the first warning letters going out in December.  

Read More
Posted in Councils

Items 51 to 60 of 200 total

per page