Wheelie Bin News Roundup 16th July

Monday, 16 July 2018 09:57:59 Europe/London

This weeks Wheelie Bin Roundup features stories about a thief facing jail term after he was caught trying to steal a safe in a wheelie bin, Bromsgrove and Redditch councils coming 4th in the list of most expensive garden waste collections, and finally Solihull has cost the council more than £85,000 so far due to faulty recycling bins.  

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Stoke Residents Who Leave Their Bins Out Could be Fined £100

Thursday, 12 July 2018 09:54:09 Europe/London

Stoke residents have been warned they face a potential fine of £100 if they keep leaving their bins out past their collection day, the council have been forced to make this decision as bins are being left out permanently, blocking the pavement which then causes problems for pushchairs and wheelchairs.

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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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Wheelie Bin News Roundup 2nd July

Friday, 6 July 2018 11:30:53 Europe/London

This weeks Wheelie Bin News Roundup include stories aboiut residents waiting for up to 2 months for replacement bins even if theirs is stolen, a burglar being arrested with a wheelie bin full of stolen goods and the second annual Refuse Championships raised over £20k for the Alzeimers Society

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Cash-Strapped Families Will Have to Pay for Replacement Bins

Thursday, 21 June 2018 10:16:14 Europe/London

Cheshire Council are trying to save around £300,000 per year which includes wheelie bin delivery costs adding up to around £60,000 per year, this is forcing families to pay £35 for new and replacement wheelie bins, this includes if they have their wheelie bin stolen.  

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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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Accrington Councils have reassured residents about the roll out of a new recycling scheme which is causing confusion, in replacement of their bag and box system, residents have now received wheelie bins in which to place their recycling in.  

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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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