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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Wheelie Bin News Roundup 4th June

Wednesday, 6 June 2018 09:43:40 Europe/London

This weeks Wheelie Bin News includes stories about a shop owner asking the council to help with other business wheelie bins being left outside of her shop for collection, Colchester Council are considering leasing a new vehicle to allow the recycling of plastics for those that live in flats, and finally recycling bins will be checked in New Zealand with the growing problem of contaminated waste.

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Overflowing Bins in Dundee are Attracting Rats

Tuesday, 29 May 2018 13:48:55 Europe/London

Residents of Srabraes Lane in Dundee are becoming more irate that the overflowing bins in their area are now attracting rats to the neighbourhood.  Students have complained to the council and saying it has been going on for weeks, signs have also been put to help encourage recycling to hopefully reduce some of the litter 

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Wheelie Bin Cleaning 101

Tuesday, 29 May 2018 12:12:37 Europe/London

With the warmer weather arriving, you may notice an ungodly smell eminating from your wheelie bin, which would signify the time to give your wheelie bin a clean, we have compiled together some pointers to help eliminate some of these smells. 

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How Do Wheelie Bins Get So Dirty

Thursday, 24 May 2018 10:58:00 Europe/London

A wheelie bin isn't pretty and its job is to store rubbish, but why do they get so dirty and smelly.   We have compiled a list of things which can cause them to start smelling and what you can do to help prevent it from happening.  

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Wheelie Bin News Roundup 21st May

Wednesday, 23 May 2018 10:44:38 Europe/London

This weeks Wheelie Bin Roundup features stories including Kenilworth residents being warned about disposing of hot ashes, a warden in East Lothian urging dog owners to dispose of their dog waste in any green wheelie bins, and finally an angry resident is disgusted about the amount of plastic litter in the area.

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Harborough Council Set to Charge Residents of New Builds for Bins

Saturday, 19 May 2018 11:25:44 Europe/London

Harborough District Council are going to introduct charges for providing wheelie bins to new builds in order to save money.  The council are expecting 3748 new homes to be built which would set back the council more than £58,000 per year to provide these with bins.  

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Introducing New Zealand's First Radio Tagged, Non Spill Wheelie Bin

Thursday, 17 May 2018 11:25:16 Europe/London

Refuse collectors in New Zealand will now know if someone tries to misuse any of the city's mixed recycling bins, these bins are fitted with radio tags which emit a warning light that informs collectors that they're about to empty a bin which does not match the address which it is linked to.

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Cambridge City Council are targeting residents who leave their bins out in the street for too long, the council are planning to use red stickers on offending bins to encourage residents to be more thoughtful to others when leaving their bins out.  

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