Wheelie Bin News Roundup 27th August

Thursday, 30 August 2018 12:02:57 Europe/London

This weeks wheelie bin news roundup includes stories about an abundance of wheelie bins going missing in Stroud and Gloucester, 50 Derby brown wheelie bins ended up on a beach in Bulgaria with no explanation on how they got there, and finally a whole array of items has been pulled out of a pond in Sunderland including wheelie bins and a crossbow bolt.  

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Australian Town Uses Recycled Glass to Resurface Roads

Wednesday, 22 August 2018 10:13:58 Europe/London

A Council in an Australian Town has used recycling materials to repair and repave roads as part of a Green Roads Programme, Kingston town council has hired a company to collect glass and then converted into asphalt and used to repave roads.  So far 105,000 bottles have been recycled.  

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28,000 Homes in Merseyside Have No Wheelie Bin

Monday, 20 August 2018 10:13:31 Europe/London

There are a massive 28,000 homes without wheelie bins across Merseyside, with half of this figure in Bottle.  Residents in Bottle are still having to use black bags, an action group has said that it gives the area a bad image and that they are concerned that the rubbish will attract rats.  

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Business Owners in Perth Demand Action as Gull Problem Persists

Friday, 17 August 2018 10:09:59 Europe/London

Businesses in Perty city centre are demanding the council take action after rubbish bags were ripped open by seagulls and left the contents strewn around the streets.  The council have since confirmed they are considering a proposal for the use of communal rubbish bins to help combat this issue in the future. 

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Wheelie Bin News Roundup 13th August

Wednesday, 15 August 2018 10:09:31 Europe/London

This weeks Wheelie Bin Roundup features stories includiung residents are furious in Greenock after their wheelie bins were taken away by the council, almost two thirds of recycling collected in Barrow is classed as comtaminated with offenders being targeted by the council, and finally a couple ordered a camera online, only for the delivery driver to leave the item in a recycling box which was subsequently collected.

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A New Font Has Been Created from Letters Scrawled on Bins

Wednesday, 8 August 2018 14:09:27 Europe/London

A new font has been created that has been made up entirely from letters that have been scrawled onto peoples wheelie bins.  Already downloaded over 3700 times, Frazer Price started taking photographs of bins and isolating the litters to create a font.  

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How Criminals Can Use Your Wheelie Bin and How to Stop Them

Monday, 6 August 2018 14:09:04 Europe/London

Police often warn us about hoe to keep our wheelie bins safe and secure to help protect our properties, but thieves are using wheelie bins in different ways to access your property.  Thieves can use wheelie bins as a sign that you are not home as well as using them to actually transport away the stolen good.

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Wheelie Bin News Roundup 30th July

Tuesday, 31 July 2018 13:37:24 Europe/London

This weeks Wheelie Bin News Roundup features stories including the introduction of wheelie bins across Bridgend to help the county plastic free, 950 wheelie bins were reported last year in Sunderland, which has gone up from 800 the year before, and finally a Welsh student has been living off produce that supermarkets have thrown out.  

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Heatwave Leads to Changes in Bin Collection

Monday, 30 July 2018 14:34:01 Europe/London

With the recent spell of hot weather has forced many of the local collections to alter their collection times for safety of their staff and provide less risk of pest infections, as a result of this, many councils have increased collections in parks and city centres.  Some councils have atttracted scrutiny for not increasing their collections, Wigan for example are still on 3 week collections.  

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Beware of the Phantom Bin Stuffers!

Tuesday, 24 July 2018 12:34:56 Europe/London

People who dump their rubbish in other people's bins are deliberately avoiding rubbish tip fees and fines, companies in the recycling sector have warned about this type of behaviour.  To add insult to injury the homeowner whos bin has been filled up may not have theirs collected due to overflowing

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