Taking Goods from a Wheelie Bin: Is It Legal

Wednesday, 21 March 2018 11:19:11 Europe/London

If something has been thrown away, is it illegal to take it?  According to the law sometimes it is technically theft, it all comes down to the motivation of the person and whether the property has a rightful owner.  

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How Can I Recycle or Reuse My Wheelie Bin

Monday, 19 March 2018 11:13:16 Europe/London

With some councils removing the wheelie bin, favouring the recycling boxes, what do you do with your old bin if they do not collect it back?  Designed to be robust and resistant to damage from substances they can still be useful around the garden and home, why not be creative and make your own compost bin or water butt.  

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Antrim and Newtonabbey Borough Council Roll Out Wheelie Box

Friday, 16 March 2018 09:53:01 Europe/London

12,000 homes in the Antrim and Newtownabbey areas of Northern Ireland have received a new wheelie box, with the aim to encourage people to recycle more at home, it consists of 3 boxes and comes with wheels and a handle.  They have also received a smaller bin to reduce the amount of waste sent to landfill.

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Greenpeace Gives Advice on Reducing the Use of Plastic Bin Bags

Monday, 5 March 2018 15:41:59 Europe/London

Greenpeace recently presented a petition to Parliament in New Zealand calling on the government to ban the use of single-use plastic bags.  It is estimated that residents of New Zealand use 1.6 billion plastics bags each year which is bad for the environment.  Greenpeace have been advising on how people can avoid the use of plastics bags.

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How are Wheelie Bins Made?

Monday, 19 February 2018 14:04:00 Europe/London

Wheelie bins are used on a daily basis, whether it be at home or in the workplace, but do you know how they are made?  Wheelie bins are made using injection mouldings, making the plastics bins very durable and resistant to most damage.  

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The Health Risks of Being a Refuse Collector

Wednesday, 14 February 2018 09:49:04 Europe/London

Do you think being a refuse collector is a dangerous job?  Bradford Council had to pay over £1 million to an employee who had his leg crushed by a lorry while bins were being emptied, this is just one of 17 incidents involving refuse collections and wheelie bins.  There are a number of health risks involved on being a refuse collector.  

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Durham Residents Blighted by Piles of Rubbish

Sunday, 11 February 2018 09:05:43 Europe/London

Durham residents have complained to the local council about the amount of rubbish piling up around wheelie bins close to their homes in the Lambton area, bin reductions have been reduced to once per fortnight  but with so many homes having multiple occupancies and not enough bins to cover.  

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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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