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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Wheelie Bin News Roundup 18th December

Monday, 18 December 2017 12:17:39 Europe/London

If you think council bin regulations in the UK are tough and confusing, residents of Christchurch, New Zealand have forked out over $50,000 this year alone from flouting local bin laws, if your bin is stolen or damaged it is free to get a replacement so long as it is reported within 24 hours, but many residents do not know this and are paying up to $132 a time for a new bin.

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Wheelie Bin Roundup 4th December

Wednesday, 6 December 2017 10:25:03 Europe/London

One of our stories this week features an amuising story put forward by Bromley Council who are suggesting that for christmas you could get your loved ones a new wheelie bin with a years worth of garden waste collections or even vouchers to go towards this service.

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Wheelie Bin Roundup 20th November

Monday, 20 November 2017 09:59:09 Europe/London

Usually it is all negative stories in our roundup of this weeks headlines, but a story has emerged from Telford that plastics manufacturer Craemer began work on their new factory, a wheelie bin manufacturer which is going to create up to 70 jobs for the area.  

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Wheelie Bin Roundup 6th November

Friday, 10 November 2017 10:32:59 Europe/London

The theme at this time of year is the spike in wheelie bin arson, fire services all around the country have released advice around safety and how to prevent arson, they are keen to spread the message because putting out needless fires wastes emergency services time when they should only be attending emergencies only.

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Wheelie Bin Roundup 23rd October

Saturday, 4 November 2017 12:01:21 Europe/London

One of the stories causing outrage this week is from Sunderlands City Council, a pensioner had 3 of his wheelie bins stolen and set on fire in his local area, despite the fire service being called out he has been told he would have to pay £25 for each bin that was stolen and they would not even let him pay in installments, despite their policy of if your wheelie bin has been stolen with proof the charges would not apply. 

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Wheelie Bin Roundup 9th October

Monday, 9 October 2017 11:26:53 Europe/London

One of the nicer stories to arise in recent weeks regarding wheelie bins, Veolia stepped in to help 2 visually impaired women in Sutton by drilling holes in different bins so they could tell which bins were which.  Veolia were contacted originally by the sisters after the new introduction of wheelie bins and that they would not be able to tell the difference when it comes to recycling.  

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Wheelie Bin Roundup September

Thursday, 5 October 2017 13:09:15 Europe/London

Some of the main stories this month feature a council threatening to issue fines for people who put their bins out too early, or leave them out for prolonged periods of time, firefighters attending a scene in Crewe where 3 wheelie bins were on fire and commercial bins being blame for blighting the streets of Swansea.

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Wheelie Bin Arson: A Depressingly Common Crime

Friday, 29 September 2017 09:55:48 Europe/London

One of the most common crimes regarding wheelie bins is arson, especially when the nights cut in towards halloween and bonfire night, every year the Police and Fire Brigade issue guidance on how to keep your wheelie bin safe especially when 1% of crime in the UK is arson, this may seem low but that is still over 375,000 incidents per year.  

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