Wellington Council in New Zealand is giving over 40,000 residents free bin clips to help keep their recycling bins secure, this is due to complaints that their recycling bins getting blown over when it is windy which leaves the rubbish all over the street.

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Are Gull-Proof Bin Bags the Answer to Aberystwyth's Rubbish Woes

Tuesday, 4 December 2018 10:05:23 Europe/London

A council in Aberystwyth are set to trial seagull-proof bin bas to help tackle the problem of the gulls getting at the rubbish.  The local businesses are complaining about the rubbish being strewn across the city on the day of collection because of the gulls.  

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Wheelie Bin News Roundup 12th November

Thursday, 22 November 2018 10:39:13 Europe/London

This weeks Wheelie Bin News Roundup features stories including of a Dublin man who was caught with 200 Euros worth of drugs in which he stored inside a wheelie bin, a new system in Tendering lets residents check to see if they qualify for a wheelie bin under the new councils scheme, and finally 30 wheelie bins were destroyed by fire in a recycling plant in Beddington.

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Don't Put Your Identity in the Bin

Wednesday, 24 October 2018 10:32:38 Europe/London

We are always advised about protecting our personal data online but why do we still put confidential waste in our wheelie bins at home, information from bank statements can be used by criminals to steal someones identity and apply for credit applications in their name. 

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Wheelie Bin News Roundup 15th October

Tuesday, 23 October 2018 10:32:22 Europe/London

This weeks Wheelie Bin Roundup features stories including 2 prisoners who managed to escape a Kentucky prison by hiding inside wheelie bins, Louth County Council found a huge number of homes are still without an organised waste collection service, and finally, drivers on the A47 were forced to swerve after wheelie bins were falling out of a lorry.  

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The Wheelie Bin Plastic That Keeps on Giving

Friday, 12 October 2018 09:18:30 Europe/London

Polyethylene is one of the most popular plastics around, there are many things which contain polyethylene in some shape or form.  It is well known as a thermoplastic which means that when it is heated it turns into a liquid rather than burning, when it is in liquid form it can be molded, injected or cast to make many of the products.

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Wheelie Bin News Roundup 24th September

Wednesday, 26 September 2018 16:05:40 Europe/London

This weeks Wheelie Bin Roundup includes stories about Cheshire East Council announcing plans to introduce charges for replacement wheelie bins, residents in areas of Liverpool are dumping dirty nappies in back alleyways despite warnings from the council, and finally a driver involved in a high speed chase was found hiding from the police in a wheelie bin.  

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Croydon Residents Petition Against Introduction of New Wheelie Bins

Friday, 14 September 2018 10:15:47 Europe/London

A group of neighbours are hoping that a petition they have started will convince the council that their new homes are not suitable for new wheelie bins .  Croydon council have said the move from boxes to wheelie bins is expected to increase recycling in the area.  

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Wheelie Bin News Roundup 10th September

Wednesday, 12 September 2018 09:58:51 Europe/London

This weeks Wheelie Bin Roundup features stories including a badger being rescued by the RSPCA after getting stuck in a wheelie bin, residents of a block of flats have blamed the bin men for a rat infestation, and bin police are able to call to people's homes and businesses and demand to see receipts of waste disposal.

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Thirty Wheelie Bins are Stolen, Lost or Damaged in Wigan Every Day

Wednesday, 5 September 2018 14:11:01 Europe/London

In Wigan on a daily basis thirty wheelie bins are lost, damage or stolen, which the council are having to fit the bill for.  For this reason residents will now be charged £35 to receive a new bin which they say would cover the admin fee and delivery costs of the bin.  

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