The National Refuse Championships

Thursday, 6 July 2017 11:59:00 Europe/London

The National Refuse Championships is a competition where refuse vehicles take part in games such as lifting challenges and manoeuvring skills.  This event is run by the Alzheimers society and this year raised over £12000.  

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Wheelie Bin Roundup 3rd July

Monday, 3 July 2017 10:34:37 Europe/London

This weeks headlines from around the UK features a new recycling scheme in Dundee which has allocated new communal 'Eurobins' for residents who live in tower blocks.  

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Wheelie Bin Noise

Tuesday, 27 June 2017 12:31:18 Europe/London

Despite moving from metal to all plastic, emptying, moving or even opening and closing the lid is still a noisy business.  Take a look at your wheelie bin and see if there is a number followed by dB, for example 99dB, this is your decibel level.  

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Wheelie Bin Roundup 19th June

Monday, 19 June 2017 10:56:08 Europe/London

Could you afford to pay £30 for a new wheelie bin if yours is stolen or damaged, this is just one of the stories that is appearing in the news this week, where this has originated from residents could possibly have to pay £90 if their bins go missing, residents are arguing that this should be free because they pay council tax.

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Wheelie Bin Cleaning

Wednesday, 14 June 2017 16:00:00 Europe/London

We use wheelie bins every day and after prolonged periods of time they start to leave odours even after the bin is emptied, but should you use a professional bin cleaning service?  Many use bio degradeable cleaning products which is a far better option than the regular household detergent.  As with most things you may have to weigh up the pros and conos of having your bin professionally cleaned.  

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Changes to Waste Collection in Colchester

Monday, 12 June 2017 10:32:58 Europe/London

Waste collections are changing in Colchester, due to the budget cuts, the council have had to introduce changes to services to save money.  Residents have now had 180 litre wheelie bins delivered alongside brown wheelie bins for garden waste, they have been informed that if they recycle the correct items they should have space in their general waste wheelie bin.  

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We Wheelie Don't Want a Bin!

Thursday, 1 June 2017 12:24:00 Europe/London

A row is erupting in Bath regarding the councils decision to issue residents with a wheelie bin instead of the refuse sacks that they are currently using.  One of the decisions surround this was the amount of litter left on streets due to seagulls attacking the bags when they are left out for collection.  

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Wheelie Bin Headlines May

Tuesday, 30 May 2017 16:24:06 Europe/London

This month in our wheelie bin headlines features a woman from Leeds who tried to evade arrest by hiding in a wheelie bin, more wheelie bin fires and a safety concern over a new recycling scheme.  

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Coming to a City Near You

Thursday, 4 May 2017 16:00:00 Europe/London

Speeding fines in the UK was a big topic of conversation in April with the new law stating that drivers caught speeding will be fined up to 150% of their weekly wage.  So could we see speed cameras being hidden in wheelie bins to help catch offenders as similar devices are being used in other European countries, could we be next?

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Wheelie Bin Headlines in April

Tuesday, 2 May 2017 10:57:45 Europe/London

In April one of the biggest stories emerged regarding wheelie bins, an 85 year old pensioner has been told the refuse collectors will not collect his wheelie bin as it is over 32 ft from the side of the road, after speaking to the council they have said the bin men will not collect his wheelie bin unless it is 10 ft from the road due to health and safety.....

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