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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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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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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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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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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Wheelie Bin Roundup 7th May

Wednesday, 9 May 2018 11:49:12 Europe/London

Stories in this weeks wheelie bin roundup include a new scheme in Glasgow which is set to replace smaller metal wheelie bins which leaves residents the possibility of having to drag bins down sets of stairs.  A man has been fined for illegally burning waste on his own land after investigation from the environmental agency, and finally Worcester residents are being told to keep wheelie bins locked away to avoid identity theft.  

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