Wheelie Bin News Roundup 26th March

Wednesday, 28 March 2018 10:56:10 Europe/London

This weeks wheelie bin roundup includes stories about an annual wheelie bin championship, with this year having over 40 competitors, there is also a story about an 85 year old man who has been battling the council for over 2 years about the moving of his bin, and finally residents of East Kilbride have had enough of their wheelie bins being left and are only emptied after severl phone calls.

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Taking Goods from a Wheelie Bin: Is It Legal

Wednesday, 21 March 2018 11:19:11 Europe/London

If something has been thrown away, is it illegal to take it?  According to the law sometimes it is technically theft, it all comes down to the motivation of the person and whether the property has a rightful owner.  

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How Can I Recycle or Reuse My Wheelie Bin

Monday, 19 March 2018 11:13:16 Europe/London

With some councils removing the wheelie bin, favouring the recycling boxes, what do you do with your old bin if they do not collect it back?  Designed to be robust and resistant to damage from substances they can still be useful around the garden and home, why not be creative and make your own compost bin or water butt.  

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Wheelie Bin Roundup 12th March

Saturday, 17 March 2018 09:53:16 Europe/London

Stories in this week wheeliie bin news include a refuse collector being hit by a car by a driver who had not cleaned the frost off their windscreen, Cork council aiming to tackle the problem of wheelie bins blocking footpaths and finally youngsters taking their neighbours rubbish in wheelie bin collection points during the icy weather when collections were suspended.  

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Antrim and Newtonabbey Borough Council Roll Out Wheelie Box

Friday, 16 March 2018 09:53:01 Europe/London

12,000 homes in the Antrim and Newtownabbey areas of Northern Ireland have received a new wheelie box, with the aim to encourage people to recycle more at home, it consists of 3 boxes and comes with wheels and a handle.  They have also received a smaller bin to reduce the amount of waste sent to landfill.

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Greenpeace Gives Advice on Reducing the Use of Plastic Bin Bags

Monday, 5 March 2018 15:41:59 Europe/London

Greenpeace recently presented a petition to Parliament in New Zealand calling on the government to ban the use of single-use plastic bags.  It is estimated that residents of New Zealand use 1.6 billion plastics bags each year which is bad for the environment.  Greenpeace have been advising on how people can avoid the use of plastics bags.

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Wheelie Bin Headlines - February

Wednesday, 28 February 2018 11:46:06 Europe/London

This months wheelie bin headlines include stories from residents in Tendring calling for a change in recycling to help tackle the impact plastic is having on the environment, a pensioner from Oban has barricaded his home with wheelie bins to stop vans from parking there and residents in Newark could be receiving smaller bins for their household waste.

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How are Wheelie Bins Made?

Monday, 19 February 2018 14:04:00 Europe/London

Wheelie bins are used on a daily basis, whether it be at home or in the workplace, but do you know how they are made?  Wheelie bins are made using injection mouldings, making the plastics bins very durable and resistant to most damage.  

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The Health Risks of Being a Refuse Collector

Wednesday, 14 February 2018 09:49:04 Europe/London

Do you think being a refuse collector is a dangerous job?  Bradford Council had to pay over £1 million to an employee who had his leg crushed by a lorry while bins were being emptied, this is just one of 17 incidents involving refuse collections and wheelie bins.  There are a number of health risks involved on being a refuse collector.  

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Wheelie Bin Roundup 12th February

Monday, 12 February 2018 09:48:35 Europe/London

Stories this week include a social media backash from residents in Renfrewshire about cold weather collections, 28000 residents in Liverpool do not have wheelie bins and instead are given bags and finally waste management in Bristol have reported there have been a number of bins going missing from outside homes and have said they have had more than 650 requests for new bins in 4 weeks.

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