Tagged with 'collections'

Heatwave Leads to Changes in Bin Collection

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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Council Has to Buy New Lorries to Handle Wheelie Bins

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

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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Durham Residents Blighted by Piles of Rubbish

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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