Can Smart Bins Solve the Problem of E-waste

Wednesday, 11 October 2017 11:28:01 Europe/London

With the increasing technology advancements and people wanting the latest model of mobile phones etc.. there have been a significant increase in electronic waste, but could Fujitsu have created a solution to the problem with their smart bin?

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Wheelie Bin Arson: A Depressingly Common Crime

Friday, 29 September 2017 09:55:48 Europe/London

One of the most common crimes regarding wheelie bins is arson, especially when the nights cut in towards halloween and bonfire night, every year the Police and Fire Brigade issue guidance on how to keep your wheelie bin safe especially when 1% of crime in the UK is arson, this may seem low but that is still over 375,000 incidents per year.  

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Are Fines for Overfilling Bins Just Wheelie Harsh?

Monday, 25 September 2017 13:39:19 Europe/London

An increasing number of councils are implementing fines for residents who are overfilling their bins, residents in Stoke-on-Trent City Council who are known to flout the rules are being contacted and warned of their actions.  We do have some tips which can help reduce the amount of waste generated and potentially stop a future fine.

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Does Cambridge's Underground Rubbish System Spell the End for Wheelie Bins

Thursday, 21 September 2017 11:05:29 Europe/London

The University of Cambridge are set to install one of the largest underground bin systems in the UK, with 450 underground bins ready for install it is the start for sustainability in the county.  Each bin has the capacity of 20 wheelie bins and will look to increase improving the waste management systems.  

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A BinSpector Calls

Thursday, 21 September 2017 10:52:53 Europe/London

Residents in Telford are undergoing inspections from enforcement officers have been opening up wheelie bins and inspecting rubbish to look for contaminated waste.  A trial has been set up to inspect 10 streets rubbish over a 4 week period to clean up areas which are known for problems with warnings of potential fines for residents who do not abide by the rules.  

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All Aboard the Refuse Rocket

Wednesday, 9 August 2017 11:17:08 Europe/London

The Refuse Rocket is Viridors entry into the Red Bull Soapbox Race.  Held in Alexandra Palace, their racer reached top speeds of 25 mph and finished the race in just over 40 seconds, finishing 30th out of 72 racers, which is awesome since they were driving an old wheelie bin.  

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The Good, The Bad and the Barely Believable

Wednesday, 26 July 2017 08:56:00 Europe/London

Wheelie bins are not the best things in the world to look at, but despite this they are a part of our every day life and more often than not they appear in the headlines more than your would suggest.

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The Trash Test Dummies

Wednesday, 19 July 2017 10:24:57 Europe/London

Ever heard of the Trash Test Dummies, no?  They are a group of Australian acrobats and circus performers who host stage shows, workshops for people of all ages where participants can learn skills such as hoopla juggling.  

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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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Posted in Councils

The National Refuse Championships

Thursday, 6 July 2017 11:59:00 Europe/London

The National Refuse Championships is a competition where refuse vehicles take part in games such as lifting challenges and manoeuvring skills.  This event is run by the Alzheimers society and this year raised over £12000.  

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