Midlothian Council Considers Smaller Bins to Catch Garden Waste Dumpers

Sunday, 9 December 2018 10:35:52 Europe/London

MIdlothian council are considering reducing the size of waste bins by half, or reducing waste collections to once per month to help crackdown on residents putting garden waste in their general waste bins, and due to costs they are set to introduce a £35 per year collection fee for garden waste.  

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Stoke-on-Trent Council Seize 200 Bins Left Out in The Street

Saturday, 8 December 2018 10:25:01 Europe/London

Over 200 wheelie bins have been confiscated in Stoke after they were left out in the street too long.  The council targeted 38 streets as part of their crackdown and the residents who lost their wheelie bins have to now call the council to retrieve them back.

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Kitchen Bins, Size Matters

Friday, 23 November 2018 10:56:45 Europe/London

Bins in the kitchen are essential in the household, but if spaxe is limited it might be hard to determine which size bin you should look at.  For examp[le if you have a 240 litre wheelie bin at home for collection each week, you are producing just over 30 litres of waste per day so you would need a bin that could hold around 40-50 litres of waste.

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Do You Wheelie Know the Building Regulations

Thursday, 8 November 2018 16:23:15 Europe/London

With recycling increasing and residents having more and more wheelie bins and recycle boxes, this can be a problem for people who simply do not have the storage space. But do you know the building regulations when it comes to storing these items?

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Birmingham Housing Development Considered for Underground Bins

Saturday, 27 October 2018 11:49:44 Europe/London

A new housing development in Birmingham may be getting new underground bins.  The new residents would have bins for general waste, compostable waste, recycling, paper and batteries in their homes and when they were due for emptying they would just dispose in the appropriate waste chute on the pavement. 

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Derbyshire Dales Council Considers Switching to Monthly Bin Collections

Friday, 31 August 2018 12:13:56 Europe/London

Yet another story about a council making cutbacks to waste collections, Derbyshire Dales Council is considering the change to monthly waste collections in a bid to save more money.   The council say that other councils are already doing this and it has boosted recycling in their area.  

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28,000 Homes in Merseyside Have No Wheelie Bin

Monday, 20 August 2018 10:13:31 Europe/London

There are a massive 28,000 homes without wheelie bins across Merseyside, with half of this figure in Bottle.  Residents in Bottle are still having to use black bags, an action group has said that it gives the area a bad image and that they are concerned that the rubbish will attract rats.  

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Business Owners in Perth Demand Action as Gull Problem Persists

Friday, 17 August 2018 10:09:59 Europe/London

Businesses in Perty city centre are demanding the council take action after rubbish bags were ripped open by seagulls and left the contents strewn around the streets.  The council have since confirmed they are considering a proposal for the use of communal rubbish bins to help combat this issue in the future. 

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A New Font Has Been Created from Letters Scrawled on Bins

Wednesday, 8 August 2018 14:09:27 Europe/London

A new font has been created that has been made up entirely from letters that have been scrawled onto peoples wheelie bins.  Already downloaded over 3700 times, Frazer Price started taking photographs of bins and isolating the litters to create a font.  

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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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