Bulky Waste Collections in North West England are a 'Postcode Lottery'

Thursday, 31 January 2019 14:16:10 Europe/London

Residents in the North West of England face a postcode lotter when it comes to getting rid of their bulky waste, residents have to pay £39.30 to have a large appliance collected by the council which is 3 times as expensive as other parts.

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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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Heatwave Leads to Changes in Bin Collection

Monday, 30 July 2018 14:34:01 Europe/London

With the recent spell of hot weather has forced many of the local collections to alter their collection times for safety of their staff and provide less risk of pest infections, as a result of this, many councils have increased collections in parks and city centres.  Some councils have atttracted scrutiny for not increasing their collections, Wigan for example are still on 3 week collections.  

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The person in charge of Birminghams waste collections have been accused of introducing a tax on people who require help putting their wheelie bins out.  He has ordered a full review of the residents who currently have assistance with their wheelie bins, he says they need to check if they still live at the address and whether they still need help.  

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Council Has to Buy New Lorries to Handle Wheelie Bins

Thursday, 21 June 2018 10:06:38 Europe/London

A council in Leicestershire has been forced to hire bin lorries as the lorries they currently use are not equipped to collect the new wheelie bins.  The council have ordered new vehicles but they are not due until September, this was all down to trying to save money, the wheelie bins are costing £550,000 and should last 10 years whereas the bag recycling costs £360,000 per year.

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Transparent Wheelie Bins are Trialled in Australia

Thursday, 26 April 2018 10:45:34 Europe/London

A council in Western Australia wanted to draw attention to how much waste we generate by giving 20 households transparent wheelie bins for 8 weeks.  The trial hopes to start a conversation about how residents can reduce the amount of waste generated just be recycling more. 

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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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Durham Residents Blighted by Piles of Rubbish

Sunday, 11 February 2018 09:05:43 Europe/London

Durham residents have complained to the local council about the amount of rubbish piling up around wheelie bins close to their homes in the Lambton area, bin reductions have been reduced to once per fortnight  but with so many homes having multiple occupancies and not enough bins to cover.  

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