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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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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Delicious Leftover Recipes to Make Your Bonfire Night Go With a Bang

Saturday, 10 November 2018 16:24:08 Europe/London

With firework night now over and done with for another year, you may have had a lot of food on the go which can equate to a lot of food waste.  We have compiled a list of recipes which you could use to reduce the amount of food ending up in the waste.

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Bristol Waste's Food Campaign is a Resounding Success

Sunday, 28 October 2018 12:12:06 Europe/London

Bristol Waste Company have released their figures in relation to their 'Slim My Waste - Feed Me Face' campaign, it has shown that there has been a positive effect on food recycling rates across the city and that iver 290 tonnes of extra food waste has been collected in the 10 weeks the campaign has been running.  

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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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Taking Goods from a Wheelie Bin: Is It Legal

Wednesday, 21 March 2018 11:19:11 Europe/London

If something has been thrown away, is it illegal to take it?  According to the law sometimes it is technically theft, it all comes down to the motivation of the person and whether the property has a rightful owner.  

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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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Bristol Waste Company's Food Waste Reduction Pilot

Thursday, 18 January 2018 11:41:57 Europe/London

A food waste trial run by the Bristol Waste Company aiming to get people thinking about how they could reduce their weekly food waste, Bristol families throw away on average £60 worth of food every month and the energy alone generated from food waste could actually power the city.  

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Love Thy Neighbour

Wednesday, 10 January 2018 16:03:58 Europe/London

Have you ever been tempted to sneak another bag of rubbish into your neighbours bin?  A resident in Gloucester was dismayed to find that his bin had not emptied because his lid was an inch open due to a neighbour putting another bag into his bin causing the lid to be ajar.  

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Angers as Marks and Spencer Bin Food Meant for Charity

Monday, 8 January 2018 16:03:37 Europe/London

Marks and Spencer has been on the receiving end of some anger after one of its stores disposed of £10k worth of food on christmas eve that had been pledged to be donated to charity.  Despite running initiatives designed to help the environment, it is not the first time Marks and Spencer has been seen throwing food away.  

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