Derby City Council are providing their residents with recipe ideas for their christmas leftovers, the council say they are trying to help reduce the 7 million tonnes of food waste that ends up in landfill each year.  Included in their recipes is a vegetable curry, turkey spring rolls and a chocolate fondant.

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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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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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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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West Oxfordshire Gets New Wheelies

Monday, 10 July 2017 11:36:19 Europe/London

Another day another change by a council, residents of Oxfordshire are going to receive new wheelie bins for recycling, but they are not replacing the recycle boxes, collections will now change from weekly to fortnightly.  

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Changes to Waste Collection in Colchester

Monday, 12 June 2017 10:32:58 Europe/London

Waste collections are changing in Colchester, due to the budget cuts, the council have had to introduce changes to services to save money.  Residents have now had 180 litre wheelie bins delivered alongside brown wheelie bins for garden waste, they have been informed that if they recycle the correct items they should have space in their general waste wheelie bin.  

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Food Waste Caddies come to Devon

Monday, 22 May 2017 09:20:46 Europe/London

Most food waste which is not available for kerbside collections end up going to landfill via your normal waste bin, Devon have now introducted the food waste caddy for their residents to go alongside their regular recycling collections, this is part of their 'recycle more' project which aims to help reduce council costs by £340,000 per year.

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Lewisham Introduces Food Waste Collections

Monday, 13 March 2017 11:17:31 Europe/London

One way to boost recycling rates is to introduce food waste collections, this is what Lewisham have done, with this they have changed from weekly collections to fortnightly collections with the aim to increase the borough recycling rates to 24.8%.  This change has been issued due to estimations show that almost 39% of rubbish put into the general waste bin is food waste.

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