Wheelie Bin Racing

Friday, 31 March 2017 10:42:36 Europe/London

Have you ever heard of wheelie bin racing?  Originating from a pub pursuit with some slightly tipsy people, it has grown into many cities and involve fancy dress and desiging of a customised wheelie bins, they are donated from the council, often bins with damage or awaiting recycling so no new bins are used to save money.  All the money from the events are put back into the local community.  

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Wheelie Bin Roundup 27th March

Monday, 27 March 2017 10:40:45 Europe/London

This weeks news roundup includes Liverpool Council charging residents for new wheelie bins if they are stolen or set fire to even though they are technically a victim of crime, the Council stated that a cut in funding means that they cannot afford to replace the bins free of charge.  

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Wheelie Bin Roundup 20th March

Tuesday, 21 March 2017 09:23:34 Europe/London

The biggest story that came out for wheelie bins this week is that in Sunderland over 800 wheelie bins were stolen last year, residents in the area then have to purchase a wheelie bin out of their own money and wait for a replacement, wheelie bin crime is rife and they are often used to start fires potentially causing harm to people and homes.  

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Have You Thought About Wheelie Bin Storage

Wednesday, 15 March 2017 13:00:00 Europe/London

Wheelie bins are not the most attractive things in the world, and always stand out when back in the garden.  Have you ever thought about buying a storage unit to keep them safe and to stop pests and wildlife from accessing them, there are many variations on the market including plastic ones and wooden ones which can vary in size and functionality to incorporate more than one bin and your recycle boxes.

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Lewisham Introduces Food Waste Collections

Monday, 13 March 2017 11:17:31 Europe/London

One way to boost recycling rates is to introduce food waste collections, this is what Lewisham have done, with this they have changed from weekly collections to fortnightly collections with the aim to increase the borough recycling rates to 24.8%.  This change has been issued due to estimations show that almost 39% of rubbish put into the general waste bin is food waste.

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Sutton Council Say Goodbye to Wheelie Bins

Friday, 10 March 2017 14:00:00 Europe/London

The residents of Sutton are going to be saying goodbye to their wheelie bins, the Sutton Council have voted to begin working with Veoila to try and raise recycling rates in the area.  With this move the council are hoping to increase the recycling to over 40% within 12 months, and will save the council almost £11 million.  

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Wheelie Bin News Roundup 6th March

Wednesday, 8 March 2017 09:00:00 Europe/London

In this weeks issue, it would be no surprise that Storm Doris would appear, people on social media have been posting stories of damages caused by wheelie bins being blown away, also included this week is a story of 5 wheelie bins not being collected for 2 years despite being full of waste. 

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Highland Council To Introduce Charges for Brown Bins

Monday, 6 March 2017 13:00:35 Europe/London

Many of the councils are or already have implemented a garden waste collection charge, and one of the newest to introduce this is the Highland Council.  Many councils have had to charge to help with the reduced budget cuts for collection of waste, the residents are in opposition to this and have already submitted a petition saying that it would increase flytipping.  

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Wheelie Bin News Roundup 27th February

Monday, 27 February 2017 10:59:32 Europe/London

Our roundup from around the world of headlines relating to wheelie bins, stories ranging from students defeating a council over property with the use of Google Earth and a Devon woman demanding a council tax reduction over claims her green bin has not been collected in 6 months. 

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Household Rubbish on the Rise

Friday, 24 February 2017 11:39:42 Europe/London

Household rubbish is on the rise, with landfills filing up quickly, now is the time to try and reduce the amount that is heading into your general waste bin at home.  Stats show that in 2007 we only recycled 18% of our waste, that has gone up in recent years but we are still below the EU average.  

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