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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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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Wheelie Bin Noise

Tuesday, 27 June 2017 12:31:18 Europe/London

Despite moving from metal to all plastic, emptying, moving or even opening and closing the lid is still a noisy business.  Take a look at your wheelie bin and see if there is a number followed by dB, for example 99dB, this is your decibel level.  

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Wheelie Bin Roundup 19th June

Monday, 19 June 2017 10:56:08 Europe/London

Could you afford to pay £30 for a new wheelie bin if yours is stolen or damaged, this is just one of the stories that is appearing in the news this week, where this has originated from residents could possibly have to pay £90 if their bins go missing, residents are arguing that this should be free because they pay council tax.

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We Wheelie Don't Want a Bin!

Thursday, 1 June 2017 12:24:00 Europe/London

A row is erupting in Bath regarding the councils decision to issue residents with a wheelie bin instead of the refuse sacks that they are currently using.  One of the decisions surround this was the amount of litter left on streets due to seagulls attacking the bags when they are left out for collection.  

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