Wheelie Bin Roundup

Wheelie Bin News Roundup 11th November

In this weeks' Wheelie Bin News Roundup around 3000 homes across Northampton could move to fortnightly wheelie bin collections over the next few weeks. At this time of year, it might seem like appeals from the fire service and police fall on deaf ears, but it appears the warnings about not deliberately starting fires have got through to some people. Fire crews in Merseyside dealt with 40% less deliberately started fires than they did last Bonfire Night, according to figures and a couple in Northamptonshire got a big surprise when a bull broke into their property and decided to headbutt their wheelie bin, trample their lawn, do its business on their patio, and then took an hour-long nap...

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Wheelie Bin News Roundup 28th November

In this weeks' Wheelie Bin News Roundup a couple in Leicester fined for leaving their wheelie bin in the street after collections have ended up being chased by the council for £1000 in costs after they didn’t pay the original fine. The annual charge for green waste collections in South Ribble, Lancashire will be reduced from £30 to £25 from April 2020 and it’s that time of year again, when fire services across the UK are having to issue warnings about nuisance wheelie bin fires...

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Wheelie Bin News Roundup 14th October

In this weeks' Wheelie Bin News Roundup an engineer in the US has invented a self-driving wheelie bin that takes itself to the kerbside on collection day, rogue wheelie bins in Bradford are angering local residents into taking action, thousands of families in Cheshire have been told that their bin collection day will change as part of a revamp of services and a year after Merton Council introduced a controversial new bin collection service, recycling rates have soared to record levels...

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Wheelie Bin News Roundup 30th September

In this weeks' Wheelie Bin News Roundup Gwynedd Council are implementing fines for people who leave their bins out all day, Greenwich has installed 'litter-crushing' smart bins in an attempt to have the 'cleanest streets in London' and a survey has revealed that people are turning to a growing black market to buy stolen Wheelie Bins due to less frequent collections...

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Wheelie Bin News Roundup 16th September

In this weeks' Wheelie Bin News Roundup Burnley Council is getting ready to upgrade recycling collections by delivering new wheelie bins to 22,000 homes. Also a freedom of information request has found that more than 50,000 rubbish bins have not been collected by refuse collectors in Suffolk since 2015 and an overhaul of bin collections in Croydon last year has led to a nine percent increase in the borough’s recycling rate...

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Wheelie Bin News Roundup 19th August

This week's Wheelie Bin News Roundup features a story about a family in Nuneaton who have started their own recycling plant right on their driveway! Also, residents in Eastbourne are set to get a free extra green wheelie bin to encourage them to recycle more of their household waste and businesses in Taunton town centre are kicking up a stink about bins bags being torn open by hungry seagulls...

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Wheelie Bin News Roundup 5th August

In this weeks' Wheelie Bin News Bristol council are set to crack down on households that have more than one black wheelie bin. Ordinarily, residents can have more than one in exceptional circumstances, but some households have managed to get extra bins regardless. A fed-up resident in Sydney has scrawled expletives all over their bin after getting so fed up of their neighbours using it and there have been calls in Norwich for the council to fine anyone who leaves their bins out on the pavement for too long...

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Wheelie Bin News Roundup 22nd July

This week's Wheelie Bin News Roundup features stories from Hull City Council who has posted CCTV footage on YouTube of a man emptying the contents of a bin onto the ground in the street in the hopes of identifying him. Developers of new housing in Nuneaton and Bedworth could be asked to pay for or buy their own wheelie bins for residents to help reduce the cash-strapped council’s spending and Police in South Ayrshire are looking for a suspected arsonist who placed a wheelie bin up against the door of a property near Dundonald town centre and set fire to it.

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Wheelie Bin News Roundup 8th July

This weeks' Wheelie Bin News Roundup features stories about MOD military science files being found dumped in a wheelie bin in North London, residents in Milton Keynes are to be asked for their views on replacing black rubbish sacks with wheelie bins and find out what happened when a woman from Newcastle was told by her friend during a shopping trip that she’d look gorgeous in a bin bag!

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Wheelie Bin News Roundup 24th June

In this week's Wheelie Bin News Roundup a council in Australia has proposed that see-through recycling bins be rolled out as part of a plan to shame residents into recycling properly. A man in Hull who damaged his car by reversing into his own wheelie bins has demanded that the council pay for the damage and thousands of people gathered along the Beach Lawns in Weston-Super-Mare to watch 26 teams compete in races against the clock as part of the National Refuse Championships.

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