How Can I Recycle or Reuse My Wheelie Bin

Monday, 19 March 2018 11:13:16 Europe/London

With some councils removing the wheelie bin, favouring the recycling boxes, what do you do with your old bin if they do not collect it back?  Designed to be robust and resistant to damage from substances they can still be useful around the garden and home, why not be creative and make your own compost bin or water butt.  

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Greenpeace Gives Advice on Reducing the Use of Plastic Bin Bags

Monday, 5 March 2018 15:41:59 Europe/London

Greenpeace recently presented a petition to Parliament in New Zealand calling on the government to ban the use of single-use plastic bags.  It is estimated that residents of New Zealand use 1.6 billion plastics bags each year which is bad for the environment.  Greenpeace have been advising on how people can avoid the use of plastics bags.

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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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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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Keep Your Wheelie Safe and Secure in Bad Weather

Monday, 2 October 2017 12:28:45 Europe/London

Once the dark nights draw in and the weather gets wilder, spare a thought for your wheelie bin, we have compiled some tips to help keep your bin and recycle boxes safe when the weather gets bad.

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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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Life Hacks to Make Your Bin Life Easier

Tuesday, 4 July 2017 11:28:05 Europe/London

Putting the bins out, cleaning bins may not sound the best jobs to do at home but it is an essential part of every household.  Some simple tricks could make these a whole lot easier, for example a reminder on your phone to remind what day to put the bins out.

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Wheelie Bin Cleaning

Wednesday, 14 June 2017 16:00:00 Europe/London

We use wheelie bins every day and after prolonged periods of time they start to leave odours even after the bin is emptied, but should you use a professional bin cleaning service?  Many use bio degradeable cleaning products which is a far better option than the regular household detergent.  As with most things you may have to weigh up the pros and conos of having your bin professionally cleaned.  

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Keep Your BBQ Safe this Summer

Monday, 15 May 2017 11:00:31 Europe/London

Despite being sturdy, wheelie bins are not fire resistant and there are many stories on which wheelie bins have caught fire and caused serious damage, so try and be safe when it comes to disposable bbq's and the disposal of them.  

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