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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Overflowing Bins in Dundee are Attracting Rats

Tuesday, 29 May 2018 13:48:55 Europe/London

Residents of Srabraes Lane in Dundee are becoming more irate that the overflowing bins in their area are now attracting rats to the neighbourhood.  Students have complained to the council and saying it has been going on for weeks, signs have also been put to help encourage recycling to hopefully reduce some of the litter 

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Introducing New Zealand's First Radio Tagged, Non Spill Wheelie Bin

Thursday, 17 May 2018 11:25:16 Europe/London

Refuse collectors in New Zealand will now know if someone tries to misuse any of the city's mixed recycling bins, these bins are fitted with radio tags which emit a warning light that informs collectors that they're about to empty a bin which does not match the address which it is linked to.

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A 'Macho Culture' Among Salford's Bin Men is a Health Risk

Monday, 30 April 2018 14:14:02 Europe/London

A 'Macho Culture' among bin men in Salford is harming their health, they are often seen forgoing safety rules and practices to get the job done faster.  This often includes carrying two bins to the vehicle or working through breaks to get the job done quicker. 

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Transparent Wheelie Bins are Trialled in Australia

Thursday, 26 April 2018 10:45:34 Europe/London

A council in Western Australia wanted to draw attention to how much waste we generate by giving 20 households transparent wheelie bins for 8 weeks.  The trial hopes to start a conversation about how residents can reduce the amount of waste generated just be recycling more. 

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Ever Wondered Why Wheelie Bin Designs Differ Across the UK

Wednesday, 18 April 2018 14:18:13 Europe/London

Whilst you have been travelling around the country have you noticed that the wheelie bins differ in every location, the UK does not have a standardised colour one general waste and one for recycling.  There are many different reasons for this, with one being each council uses different waste collection companies.  

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