Refuse collectors in New Zealand will now know if someone tries to misuse any of the city's mixed recycling bins, these bins are fitted with radio tags which emit a warning light that informs collectors that they're about to empty a bin which does not match the address which it is linked to.
Cambridge City Council are targeting residents who leave their bins out in the street for too long, the council are planning to use red stickers on offending bins to encourage residents to be more thoughtful to others when leaving their bins out.
Stories in this weeks wheelie bin roundup include a new scheme in Glasgow which is set to replace smaller metal wheelie bins which leaves residents the possibility of having to drag bins down sets of stairs. A man has been fined for illegally burning waste on his own land after investigation from the environmental agency, and finally Worcester residents are being told to keep wheelie bins locked away to avoid identity theft.
Residents in Solihull have been complaining to the council after their wheelie bins began to split, close to 10,000 recycling bins have been replaced since 2015 because of a manufacturing fault which has led to cracks appearing.
A 'Macho Culture' among bin men in Salford is harming their health, they are often seen forgoing safety rules and practices to get the job done faster. This often includes carrying two bins to the vehicle or working through breaks to get the job done quicker.
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.
This weeks wheelie bin news features stories including parts of Cornwall which could see the introduction of wheelie bins, residents in Christchurch having their wheelie bins set on fire by a serial arsonist and finally the cost of garden waste collections in Newcastle is set to double in price.
Whilst you have been travelling around the country have you noticed that the wheelie bins differ in every location, the UK does not have a standardised colour one general waste and one for recycling. There are many different reasons for this, with one being each council uses different waste collection companies.
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.
A new development of flats in London are set to to have a new innovative design in which to dispose of their recycling. Designed by Envac it will suck waste down the pipes at up to 44mph and will spell the end of the wheelie bins and dumped waste for the area.