History of Wheelie Bins - From Prehistoric Times to Today

Tuesday, 25 June 2013 11:52:53 Europe/London

Waste bins began as heavy, round and metal containers with two handles on the side and the top (to get a firm hold) and a lid to cover them. Basically, they were made up of a long sheet of metal welded along the smallest edge of the waste bin. The bottom was also a circular metal bottom. When collected by dustmen, these were usually picked by their handles and hoisted on their shoulders. It seems they never had much regard for hygiene back then.

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City of Birmingham to Roll Out Wheelie Bin Trial

Monday, 24 June 2013 16:54:56 Europe/London

In an effort to boost recycling rates and reduce waste, the City of Birmingham will implement a new waste management system that gives citizens two wheelie bins to use for recyclables and other waste products. The wheelie bins are expected to improve size efficiency, reduce spillage and protect the waste from vermin.

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