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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
A wheelie bin isn't pretty and its job is to store rubbish, but why do they get so dirty and smelly. We have compiled a list of things which can cause them to start smelling and what you can do to help prevent it from happening.
This weeks Wheelie Bin Roundup features stories including Kenilworth residents being warned about disposing of hot ashes, a warden in East Lothian urging dog owners to dispose of their dog waste in any green wheelie bins, and finally an angry resident is disgusted about the amount of plastic litter in the area.
Harborough District Council are going to introduct charges for providing wheelie bins to new builds in order to save money. The council are expecting 3748 new homes to be built which would set back the council more than £58,000 per year to provide these with bins.