How Gardeners Can Help Fight Plastic Pollution

Friday, 8 March 2019 15:33:06 Europe/London

We discard millions of plastic bottles on a daily basis, but could you not upcycle these in your garden?  For example, why not cut out a rectangular opening on the top of the bottle and will it with compost and plants to make a bee-friendly planter.  

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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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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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Isle of Wight Council Launches Garden Waste Collection

Wednesday, 22 November 2017 09:59:25 Europe/London

A new garden waste scheme has been launched by the Isle of Wight at a cost of £60 for the year, residents told the council they would be willing to pay for a scheme if the council provided one rather than take their waste to the local tip.

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Cleanliness is key

Wednesday, 17 September 2014 21:46:15 Europe/London

Simple steps for keeping your wheelie bin as fresh as a daisy.

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Barbecue safety tips

Wednesday, 16 July 2014 22:48:35 Europe/London

Because nobody wants to accidentally melt their wheelie bin in return for a burger and a chicken skewer.

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