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Wheelie Bin News Roundup 24th June

In this week's Wheelie Bin News Roundup a council in Australia has proposed that see-through recycling bins be rolled out as part of a plan to shame residents into recycling properly. A man in Hull who damaged his car by reversing into his own wheelie bins has demanded that the council pay for the damage and thousands of people gathered along the Beach Lawns in Weston-Super-Mare to watch 26 teams compete in races against the clock as part of the National Refuse Championships.

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Thieves Make Off With Scrap Metal in Wheelie Bins and Wheelbarrows  

Police in Derbyshire are urging people to be alert to rogue scrap and waste collectors who are making off with copper and lead from houses, churches, schools, and memorials. The thieves often put the metal in wheelie bins and wheelbarrows for an easy getaway. Scrap metal prices have recently risen which accounts for the increase in thefts.

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How to Throw a Zero Waste Kid’s Party

Piles of paper plates and cups, a mountain of disposable cutlery, and lots of leftover food. This is usually what’s left at the end of the average kid’s birthday party. The mountain of waste not only hurts your pocket, it hurts the planet. But the good news is that by making a few savvy changes, you can throw your little ones a party to remember with zero waste.

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Wheelie Bin News Roundup 10th June

In the latest Wheelie Bin Roundup a huge 900 missed bin collections are being reported in Birmingham every day! A wheelie bin fire posed a real threat to a library in Nottinghamshire and a social media post about overfilled bins in Dumfries and Galloway has attracted anger and ridicule from residents.

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How to Throw a Zero Waste Barbecue

As temperatures rise and hopefully continue to do so, thoughts turn to throwing a barbecue. While we don’t want to dash your dreams of ice cold beers and juicy burgers, have you thought about how much waste the average barbecue creates?

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Wheelie Bin News Roundup 27th May

The latest Wheelie Bin Roundup features a story about two wheelie bin thieves, a grandmother who found an 8-inch knife whilst out litter-picking being told by police to put it in her wheelie bin and solar powered 'belly-bins' being introduced in Nottingham City centre.

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