Residents in the West End of Glasgow have been forced to fork out money to a private company to have their wheelie bins pulled out and returned as part of a Housing Association pilot scheme.
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Refuse collectors in Fife are regularly physically and verbally abused on their rounds, and the council has launched a new campaign to encourage drivers to be patient around bin lorries so they don’t cause accidents.
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.
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.
Wellington Council in New Zealand is giving over 40,000 residents free bin clips to help keep their recycling bins secure, this is due to complaints that their recycling bins getting blown over when it is windy which leaves the rubbish all over the street.
Residents in Portsmouth have critcised a new wheelie bin scheme, the residents have said it hasn't done anything to increase recycling rates across the area, it was initinially introduced after a trial which the council said looked promising.
People who ignore the rubbish rules that keep vermin away from bins are being targeted as part of the Liverpool Council's plans to deal with the cities rat epidemic. A local councillor said that the rat problem stemmed from the poor quality housing and the poor condition of some of the city's alleyways.
A group of neighbours are hoping that a petition they have started will convince the council that their new homes are not suitable for new wheelie bins. Croydon council have said the move from boxes to wheelie bins is expected to increase recycling in the area.
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.
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.