How Do Wheelie Bins Get So Dirty

Thursday, 24 May 2018 10:58:00 Europe/London

A wheelie bin isn't pretty and its job is to store rubbish, but why do they get so dirty and smelly.   We have compiled a list of things which can cause them to start smelling and what you can do to help prevent it from happening.  

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Cambridge City Council are targeting residents who leave their bins out in the street for too long, the council are planning to use red stickers on offending bins to encourage residents to be more thoughtful to others when leaving their bins out.  

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Damaged Bins in Solihull are Making Residents Crack Up

Wednesday, 2 May 2018 14:15:13 Europe/London

Residents in Solihull have been complaining to the council after their wheelie bins began to split, close to 10,000 recycling bins have been replaced since 2015 because of a manufacturing fault which has led to cracks appearing.

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Stirling Council have unveiled proposals for a new city centre waste collection, instead of bins only being collected they will now collect sacks as well.  Another option the council is looking at is the collection of business and domestic waste together. 

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How are Wheelie Bins Made?

Monday, 19 February 2018 14:04:00 Europe/London

Wheelie bins are used on a daily basis, whether it be at home or in the workplace, but do you know how they are made?  Wheelie bins are made using injection mouldings, making the plastics bins very durable and resistant to most damage.  

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Highland Council Remove Unwanted Bins

Wednesday, 29 November 2017 10:34:19 Europe/London

Highland council introduced a scheme a while ago where they were going to charge residents £30 for the collection of garden waste, and now they are collecting back the unwanted bins from households that do not want to pay the charge, the residents say that it would increase flytipping in the area because they feel it should be incorporated in the council tax.  

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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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