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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Beware of the Phantom Bin Stuffers!

Tuesday, 24 July 2018 12:34:56 Europe/London

People who dump their rubbish in other people's bins are deliberately avoiding rubbish tip fees and fines, companies in the recycling sector have warned about this type of behaviour.  To add insult to injury the homeowner whos bin has been filled up may not have theirs collected due to overflowing

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Is a GPS Tracker the Key to Preventing Wheelie Bin Theft?

Tuesday, 24 July 2018 11:37:03 Europe/London

There are many stories around about wheelie bin theft, it is not a valuable as your car but can cause as much as a headache especially with councils charging for replacements.  But is a GPS tracker the answer to combat this issue?

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Stoke Residents Who Leave Their Bins Out Could be Fined £100

Thursday, 12 July 2018 09:54:09 Europe/London

Stoke residents have been warned they face a potential fine of £100 if they keep leaving their bins out past their collection day, the council have been forced to make this decision as bins are being left out permanently, blocking the pavement which then causes problems for pushchairs and wheelchairs.

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The person in charge of Birminghams waste collections have been accused of introducing a tax on people who require help putting their wheelie bins out.  He has ordered a full review of the residents who currently have assistance with their wheelie bins, he says they need to check if they still live at the address and whether they still need help.  

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Residents in Manchester Blockade Street with Wheelie Bins

Saturday, 7 July 2018 11:42:39 Europe/London

Manchester residents have blocked several streets with their wheelie bins in protest at drivers parking on pavements, this is mainly because drivers are trying to avoid parking charges in the city centre, this is therefore causing a problem for buggies and people in wheelchairs to pass safely.

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Council Has to Buy New Lorries to Handle Wheelie Bins

Thursday, 21 June 2018 10:06:38 Europe/London

A council in Leicestershire has been forced to hire bin lorries as the lorries they currently use are not equipped to collect the new wheelie bins.  The council have ordered new vehicles but they are not due until September, this was all down to trying to save money, the wheelie bins are costing £550,000 and should last 10 years whereas the bag recycling costs £360,000 per year.

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Reject Wheelie Bins Turned into Nesting Boxes for Endangered Birds

Friday, 15 June 2018 09:23:21 Europe/London

Wheelie bins that are rejects in Australia are being used as giant nesting boxes to help provide habitats for some of Australia's largest bird species.  The nest boxes include a timber landing pad with a mesh acting as a ladder for the younger birds.

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The Danger of Using a 'Man with a Van' to Take Your Rubbish Away

Friday, 8 June 2018 10:27:00 Europe/London

If you are put off by the bulky collection charge from your local council to remove large items, do not be tempted by a knock down price from a local man with a van.  As a lady found out the hard way, she paid £5 to have someone clean her wheelie bin, only then to be charged £680 for flytipping, the man she had hired had flytipped the contents of the bin. 

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