Keep Your Wheelie Safe and Secure in Bad Weather
The great British weather is a topic of discussion at any time of the year, but especially once autumn approaches. As the nights draw in, and the days windier and wetter, spare a thought for your wheelie bin. Sure, it’s sturdy, but sometimes if the weather gets really wild, it might need a helping hand.
Tips for keeping your wheelie safe and secure in bad weather
- Once your bins, boxes, and bags have been collected, return them to your garden to stop them from being blown around the street
- If it’s an especially wild and windy day, try placing a brick or something of a similar weight on your recycling box to stop it from blowing away. Always secure your recycling bag to keep the contents where they should be.
- Try securing your recycling bag in between your bin and recycling box so it doesn’t end up halfway down the street.
What else can you do?
As well as keeping your bin safe from the elements, you need to make sure that wildlife, and uninvited people can’t have access to it.
Wheelie bin theft, identity theft and vandalism are common occurrences, and now that most councils will charge you for replacing a wheelie bin, it’s important to keep yours safe and secure.
Get a wheelie bin lock
A wheelie bin lock is fitted to the bin using a padlock. The lock will ensure that the contents of your bin are kept where they should be, and that animals and would be thieves are kept out. Remember to remove the lock before your bins are collected however, as you will probably find that your bin won’t be emptied.
Invest in some wheelie bin storage
Our bins do an important job, but they aren’t the prettiest things to look at. And bins that are left out can be accessed by thieves, vandals, and wildlife, not to mention blown halfway down the street by gale force winds!
When it comes to wheelie bin storage, you have a few options to consider. You can invest in a garden bin store or a wooden wheelie bin store which are available in different styles so you are sure to be able to find something that complements your garden perfectly. You can also buy a wheelie bin screen, which keeps the bin out of sight but doesn’t do a great job in high winds.