Going Underground - Is This the End of the Wheelie Bin

Thursday, 2 November 2017 12:24:28 Europe/London

Cambridge is going to the first city in England to feature an underground waste disposal system, the system will replace around 9000 wheelie bins that were on the site, the idea is to create a way of more sustainable living without making changes that would affect the way the area looks like the wheelie bins did.  

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Are Fines for Overfilling Bins Just Wheelie Harsh?

Monday, 25 September 2017 13:39:19 Europe/London

An increasing number of councils are implementing fines for residents who are overfilling their bins, residents in Stoke-on-Trent City Council who are known to flout the rules are being contacted and warned of their actions.  We do have some tips which can help reduce the amount of waste generated and potentially stop a future fine.

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Food Waste Caddies come to Devon

Monday, 22 May 2017 09:20:46 Europe/London

Most food waste which is not available for kerbside collections end up going to landfill via your normal waste bin, Devon have now introducted the food waste caddy for their residents to go alongside their regular recycling collections, this is part of their 'recycle more' project which aims to help reduce council costs by £340,000 per year.

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Keep Your BBQ Safe this Summer

Monday, 15 May 2017 11:00:31 Europe/London

Despite being sturdy, wheelie bins are not fire resistant and there are many stories on which wheelie bins have caught fire and caused serious damage, so try and be safe when it comes to disposable bbq's and the disposal of them.  

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Missing Wheelie Bins

Thursday, 27 April 2017 09:06:20 Europe/London

There are loads of stories around where residents or business wheelie bins are stolen, many of which are reportedly stolen and used for arson, the councils are having to spend thousands in replace these bins.  As many 1700 bins are requested by residents each month.

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Have You Thought About Wheelie Bin Storage

Wednesday, 15 March 2017 13:00:00 Europe/London

Wheelie bins are not the most attractive things in the world, and always stand out when back in the garden.  Have you ever thought about buying a storage unit to keep them safe and to stop pests and wildlife from accessing them, there are many variations on the market including plastic ones and wooden ones which can vary in size and functionality to incorporate more than one bin and your recycle boxes.

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Sutton Council Say Goodbye to Wheelie Bins

Friday, 10 March 2017 14:00:00 Europe/London

The residents of Sutton are going to be saying goodbye to their wheelie bins, the Sutton Council have voted to begin working with Veoila to try and raise recycling rates in the area.  With this move the council are hoping to increase the recycling to over 40% within 12 months, and will save the council almost £11 million.  

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Highland Council To Introduce Charges for Brown Bins

Monday, 6 March 2017 13:00:35 Europe/London

Many of the councils are or already have implemented a garden waste collection charge, and one of the newest to introduce this is the Highland Council.  Many councils have had to charge to help with the reduced budget cuts for collection of waste, the residents are in opposition to this and have already submitted a petition saying that it would increase flytipping.  

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The Month in Wheelie Bin Headlines January

Monday, 30 January 2017 15:00:00 Europe/London

News stories featuring wheelie bins rarely makes news, but in some circumstances the news is interesting especially in other countries such as Australia where they barracaded a crocodile in with resident wheelie bins, this blog page features the stories that have occured this month.

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Are Smaller Wheelie Bins to Blame?

Tuesday, 24 January 2017 09:22:32 Europe/London

It seems like all the stories that we hear about wheelie bins are arson attacks and flytipping, one of the reasons for this that has been raised from fire chiefs in Bolton is the reduction in size of the wheelie bins.  Aimed at trying to make residents recycle more seems to be backfiring.  

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