Stirling Council have unveiled proposals for a new city centre waste collection, instead of bins only being collected they will now collect sacks as well.  Another option the council is looking at is the collection of business and domestic waste together. 

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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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Colchester Bin Collection Changes Lead to an Increase in Fly-tipping

Saturday, 10 February 2018 08:58:06 Europe/London

Colchester Council scrapped weekly general waste collections last year and since then they have found an increase in fly-tipping and found more people are being forced to go the local tip, despite all this recycling rates have gone up.  

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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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