How Criminals Can Use Your Wheelie Bin and How to Stop Them

Monday, 6 August 2018 14:09:04 Europe/London

Police often warn us about hoe to keep our wheelie bins safe and secure to help protect our properties, but thieves are using wheelie bins in different ways to access your property.  Thieves can use wheelie bins as a sign that you are not home as well as using them to actually transport away the stolen good.

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Wheelie Bin News Roundup 30th July

Tuesday, 31 July 2018 13:37:24 Europe/London

This weeks Wheelie Bin News Roundup features stories including the introduction of wheelie bins across Bridgend to help the county plastic free, 950 wheelie bins were reported last year in Sunderland, which has gone up from 800 the year before, and finally a Welsh student has been living off produce that supermarkets have thrown out.  

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Heatwave Leads to Changes in Bin Collection

Monday, 30 July 2018 14:34:01 Europe/London

With the recent spell of hot weather has forced many of the local collections to alter their collection times for safety of their staff and provide less risk of pest infections, as a result of this, many councils have increased collections in parks and city centres.  Some councils have atttracted scrutiny for not increasing their collections, Wigan for example are still on 3 week collections.  

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Beware of the Phantom Bin Stuffers!

Tuesday, 24 July 2018 12:34:56 Europe/London

People who dump their rubbish in other people's bins are deliberately avoiding rubbish tip fees and fines, companies in the recycling sector have warned about this type of behaviour.  To add insult to injury the homeowner whos bin has been filled up may not have theirs collected due to overflowing

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Is a GPS Tracker the Key to Preventing Wheelie Bin Theft?

Tuesday, 24 July 2018 11:37:03 Europe/London

There are many stories around about wheelie bin theft, it is not a valuable as your car but can cause as much as a headache especially with councils charging for replacements.  But is a GPS tracker the answer to combat this issue?

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Could you Wheelie Start Your Own Bin Cleaning Business

Wednesday, 18 July 2018 10:14:07 Europe/London

With more and more councils looking to increase the amount of wheelie bins households are given, there may be a chance to build up a successful business in the bin cleaning industry.  It may take some time to build up a customer base but if you put in the graft needed, you could be taking home up to £5000 before expenses.

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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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