Colchester Bin Collection Changes Lead to an Increase in Fly-tipping

Saturday, 10 February 2018 08:58:06 Europe/London

Colchester Council scrapped weekly general waste collections last year and since then they have found an increase in fly-tipping and found more people are being forced to go the local tip, despite all this recycling rates have gone up.  

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The Month in Wheelie Bin Headlines - January

Tuesday, 6 February 2018 10:32:33 Europe/London

Stories that have appeared in January include Conwy Council in North Wales introducing monthly bin collections, a Tesco Superstore in Stroud may have their recycling area withdrawn due to business and others are flytipping in the containers and wheelie bin manufacturers in Australia heading to court over the use of some confidential drawings.

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Bristol Waste Company's Food Waste Reduction Pilot

Thursday, 18 January 2018 11:41:57 Europe/London

A food waste trial run by the Bristol Waste Company aiming to get people thinking about how they could reduce their weekly food waste, Bristol families throw away on average £60 worth of food every month and the energy alone generated from food waste could actually power the city.  

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Love Thy Neighbour

Wednesday, 10 January 2018 16:03:58 Europe/London

Have you ever been tempted to sneak another bag of rubbish into your neighbours bin?  A resident in Gloucester was dismayed to find that his bin had not emptied because his lid was an inch open due to a neighbour putting another bag into his bin causing the lid to be ajar.  

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Angers as Marks and Spencer Bin Food Meant for Charity

Monday, 8 January 2018 16:03:37 Europe/London

Marks and Spencer has been on the receiving end of some anger after one of its stores disposed of £10k worth of food on christmas eve that had been pledged to be donated to charity.  Despite running initiatives designed to help the environment, it is not the first time Marks and Spencer has been seen throwing food away.  

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The Official Love Food Hate Waste Christmas Waste Chart

Thursday, 4 January 2018 10:37:30 Europe/London

Everyone buys too much food at christmas which then translates into more food waste, recent figures published show that we throw away the equivalent of 2 million turkeys, 5 million christmas puddings and 74 million mince pies at christmas.  Love Food Waste have paired with Unilever to help families across the UK cut down on their food waste and shopping bill by 15%.

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Wheelie Strange but True

Tuesday, 2 January 2018 10:37:13 Europe/London

Aside from our usual stories about wheelie bin arson, thefts and other common occurences, we have featured 3 stories that appeared in the news that made us laugh as well as leaving us scratching our head at the same time. 

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Using Solar Power to Boost Recycling

Friday, 22 December 2017 13:48:24 Europe/London

A community centre in New Zealand has begun using a new solar powered wheelie bin lifter for glass recycling.  The machine lifts the wheelie bins that are full of glass and tips them into a storage container, these are then taken away to be manufactured into new glass.  

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Thank You

Wednesday, 20 December 2017 14:53:19 Europe/London

Great Ormond Street Charity 

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Recycling Old Clothes for a Good Cause

Friday, 15 December 2017 13:26:01 Europe/London

If you were thinking about being generous over the festive period, a home for abandoned babies is asking for residents of the East London area for donations of clothings including baby clothes to sell in a charity shop to raise funds to help take care of the babues until they are adopted and to help pay the members of staff that are currently working there.  If you are interested there are yellow wheelie bins set up around the area for the clothes.  

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