Residents in the West End of Glasgow have been forced to fork out money to a private company to have their wheelie bins pulled out and returned as part of a Housing Association pilot scheme.
Refuse collectors in Fife are regularly physically and verbally abused on their rounds, and the council has launched a new campaign to encourage drivers to be patient around bin lorries so they don’t cause accidents.
Residents on a Birmingham street are so pushed for parking spaces that they are using wheelie bins as cones to make sure they can park close to their homes.
Bexley is the best performing borough for recycling in London and it is planning to cut £450,000 per year by moving to wheelie bins instead of recycling boxes and reducing the frequency of collections. A new proposal involves switching to three recycling boxes instead of two wheelie bins.
MIdlothian council are considering reducing the size of waste bins by half, or reducing waste collections to once per month to help crackdown on residents putting garden waste in their general waste bins, and due to costs they are set to introduce a £35 per year collection fee for garden waste.
Over 200 wheelie bins have been confiscated in Stoke after they were left out in the street too long. The council targeted 38 streets as part of their crackdown and the residents who lost their wheelie bins have to now call the council to retrieve them back.
Wellington Council in New Zealand is giving over 40,000 residents free bin clips to help keep their recycling bins secure, this is due to complaints that their recycling bins getting blown over when it is windy which leaves the rubbish all over the street.
A council in Aberystwyth are set to trial seagull-proof bin bas to help tackle the problem of the gulls getting at the rubbish. The local businesses are complaining about the rubbish being strewn across the city on the day of collection because of the gulls.
Residents in Portsmouth have critcised a new wheelie bin scheme, the residents have said it hasn't done anything to increase recycling rates across the area, it was initinially introduced after a trial which the council said looked promising.