How Can I Recycle or Reuse My Wheelie Bin

Monday, 19 March 2018 11:13:16 Europe/London

With some councils removing the wheelie bin, favouring the recycling boxes, what do you do with your old bin if they do not collect it back?  Designed to be robust and resistant to damage from substances they can still be useful around the garden and home, why not be creative and make your own compost bin or water butt.  

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Wheelie Bin Roundup 12th March

Saturday, 17 March 2018 09:53:16 Europe/London

Stories in this week wheeliie bin news include a refuse collector being hit by a car by a driver who had not cleaned the frost off their windscreen, Cork council aiming to tackle the problem of wheelie bins blocking footpaths and finally youngsters taking their neighbours rubbish in wheelie bin collection points during the icy weather when collections were suspended.  

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Antrim and Newtonabbey Borough Council Roll Out Wheelie Box

Friday, 16 March 2018 09:53:01 Europe/London

12,000 homes in the Antrim and Newtownabbey areas of Northern Ireland have received a new wheelie box, with the aim to encourage people to recycle more at home, it consists of 3 boxes and comes with wheels and a handle.  They have also received a smaller bin to reduce the amount of waste sent to landfill.

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Greenpeace Gives Advice on Reducing the Use of Plastic Bin Bags

Monday, 5 March 2018 15:41:59 Europe/London

Greenpeace recently presented a petition to Parliament in New Zealand calling on the government to ban the use of single-use plastic bags.  It is estimated that residents of New Zealand use 1.6 billion plastics bags each year which is bad for the environment.  Greenpeace have been advising on how people can avoid the use of plastics bags.

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Wheelie Bin Headlines - February

Wednesday, 28 February 2018 11:46:06 Europe/London

This months wheelie bin headlines include stories from residents in Tendring calling for a change in recycling to help tackle the impact plastic is having on the environment, a pensioner from Oban has barricaded his home with wheelie bins to stop vans from parking there and residents in Newark could be receiving smaller bins for their household waste.

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Wheelie Bin Roundup 12th February

Monday, 12 February 2018 09:48:35 Europe/London

Stories this week include a social media backash from residents in Renfrewshire about cold weather collections, 28000 residents in Liverpool do not have wheelie bins and instead are given bags and finally waste management in Bristol have reported there have been a number of bins going missing from outside homes and have said they have had more than 650 requests for new bins in 4 weeks.

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The Month in Wheelie Bin Headlines - January

Tuesday, 6 February 2018 10:32:33 Europe/London

Stories that have appeared in January include Conwy Council in North Wales introducing monthly bin collections, a Tesco Superstore in Stroud may have their recycling area withdrawn due to business and others are flytipping in the containers and wheelie bin manufacturers in Australia heading to court over the use of some confidential drawings.

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Wheelie Bin Roundup 15th January

Wednesday, 17 January 2018 11:41:40 Europe/London

Stories in this weeks Wheelie Bin Roundup feature an unusual way on how a council chose the colour of their wheelie bins, a warning to residents in Warrington to discard batteries in the correct manor and a story about residents blocking a street with wheelie bins to stop bad parking on school runs.

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Wheelie Strange but True

Tuesday, 2 January 2018 10:37:13 Europe/London

Aside from our usual stories about wheelie bin arson, thefts and other common occurences, we have featured 3 stories that appeared in the news that made us laugh as well as leaving us scratching our head at the same time. 

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Using Solar Power to Boost Recycling

Friday, 22 December 2017 13:48:24 Europe/London

A community centre in New Zealand has begun using a new solar powered wheelie bin lifter for glass recycling.  The machine lifts the wheelie bins that are full of glass and tips them into a storage container, these are then taken away to be manufactured into new glass.  

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