Do You Wheelie Know the Building Regulations

Thursday, 8 November 2018 16:23:15 Europe/London

With recycling increasing and residents having more and more wheelie bins and recycle boxes, this can be a problem for people who simply do not have the storage space. But do you know the building regulations when it comes to storing these items?

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Bristol Waste's Food Campaign is a Resounding Success

Sunday, 28 October 2018 12:12:06 Europe/London

Bristol Waste Company have released their figures in relation to their 'Slim My Waste - Feed Me Face' campaign, it has shown that there has been a positive effect on food recycling rates across the city and that iver 290 tonnes of extra food waste has been collected in the 10 weeks the campaign has been running.  

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Birmingham Housing Development Considered for Underground Bins

Saturday, 27 October 2018 11:49:44 Europe/London

A new housing development in Birmingham may be getting new underground bins.  The new residents would have bins for general waste, compostable waste, recycling, paper and batteries in their homes and when they were due for emptying they would just dispose in the appropriate waste chute on the pavement. 

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The Wheelie Bin Plastic That Keeps on Giving

Friday, 12 October 2018 09:18:30 Europe/London

Polyethylene is one of the most popular plastics around, there are many things which contain polyethylene in some shape or form.  It is well known as a thermoplastic which means that when it is heated it turns into a liquid rather than burning, when it is in liquid form it can be molded, injected or cast to make many of the products.

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Portsmouth Residents Slam Council for Rigid Recycling Rules

Wednesday, 10 October 2018 09:18:15 Europe/London

Residents in Portsmouth have critcised a new wheelie bin scheme, the residents have said it hasn't done anything to increase recycling rates across the area, it was initinially introduced after a trial which the council said looked promising.  

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Croydon Residents Petition Against Introduction of New Wheelie Bins

Friday, 14 September 2018 10:15:47 Europe/London

A group of neighbours are hoping that a petition they have started will convince the council that their new homes are not suitable for new wheelie bins .  Croydon council have said the move from boxes to wheelie bins is expected to increase recycling in the area.  

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'All-In-One' Wheelie Bin Replaces Recycling Boxes in Northampton

Tuesday, 4 September 2018 15:20:34 Europe/London

Residents in Northampton are having their recycle boxes changed for an 'all-in-one' wheelie bin, with all residents due theirs by the 14th September and the new collection schedule set to start on the 17th.  

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Business Owners in Perth Demand Action as Gull Problem Persists

Friday, 17 August 2018 10:09:59 Europe/London

Businesses in Perty city centre are demanding the council take action after rubbish bags were ripped open by seagulls and left the contents strewn around the streets.  The council have since confirmed they are considering a proposal for the use of communal rubbish bins to help combat this issue in the future. 

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A New Font Has Been Created from Letters Scrawled on Bins

Wednesday, 8 August 2018 14:09:27 Europe/London

A new font has been created that has been made up entirely from letters that have been scrawled onto peoples wheelie bins.  Already downloaded over 3700 times, Frazer Price started taking photographs of bins and isolating the litters to create a font.  

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Heatwave Leads to Changes in Bin Collection

Monday, 30 July 2018 14:34:01 Europe/London

With the recent spell of hot weather has forced many of the local collections to alter their collection times for safety of their staff and provide less risk of pest infections, as a result of this, many councils have increased collections in parks and city centres.  Some councils have atttracted scrutiny for not increasing their collections, Wigan for example are still on 3 week collections.  

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