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.  

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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.  

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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.

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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.  

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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.   

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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. 

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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.

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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.  

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Bin Crimes We Wheelie Can't Believe

Monday, 6 November 2017 10:53:47 Europe/London

When the dark nights draw in there seems to be spinks in wheelie bin crimes, the crimes in this article feature £1500 worth of fireworks dumped inside a wheelie bin in Edinburgn, a group of youths setting fire to a stack of wheelie bins in a skate park and someone stealing from charity donations bags.

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Wheelie Bin Roundup 23rd October

Saturday, 4 November 2017 12:01:21 Europe/London

One of the stories causing outrage this week is from Sunderlands City Council, a pensioner had 3 of his wheelie bins stolen and set on fire in his local area, despite the fire service being called out he has been told he would have to pay £25 for each bin that was stolen and they would not even let him pay in installments, despite their policy of if your wheelie bin has been stolen with proof the charges would not apply. 

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