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 16th July

Monday, 16 July 2018 09:57:59 Europe/London

This weeks Wheelie Bin Roundup features stories about a thief facing jail term after he was caught trying to steal a safe in a wheelie bin, Bromsgrove and Redditch councils coming 4th in the list of most expensive garden waste collections, and finally Solihull has cost the council more than £85,000 so far due to faulty recycling bins.  

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Stoke Residents Who Leave Their Bins Out Could be Fined £100

Thursday, 12 July 2018 09:54:09 Europe/London

Stoke residents have been warned they face a potential fine of £100 if they keep leaving their bins out past their collection day, the council have been forced to make this decision as bins are being left out permanently, blocking the pavement which then causes problems for pushchairs and wheelchairs.

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The person in charge of Birminghams waste collections have been accused of introducing a tax on people who require help putting their wheelie bins out.  He has ordered a full review of the residents who currently have assistance with their wheelie bins, he says they need to check if they still live at the address and whether they still need help.  

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Residents in Manchester Blockade Street with Wheelie Bins

Saturday, 7 July 2018 11:42:39 Europe/London

Manchester residents have blocked several streets with their wheelie bins in protest at drivers parking on pavements, this is mainly because drivers are trying to avoid parking charges in the city centre, this is therefore causing a problem for buggies and people in wheelchairs to pass safely.

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