Somerset County Council is set to spend £118,000 on stickers for people to put on their bins as part of the ‘Slim My Waste, Feed My Face’ campaign. The campaign aims to get people to keep food waste separate from non-recyclable waste.
South Gloucestershire Council is handing out £200 fines to anyone who is caught putting any items that could be considered household rubbish into public bins.
A Bexley Council report has revealed that a no-deal Brexit could result in delays in delivering new wheelie bins and a jump in costs.
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.