Police in Derbyshire are urging people to be alert to rogue scrap and waste collectors who are making off with copper and lead from houses, churches, schools, and memorials. The thieves often put the metal in wheelie bins and wheelbarrows for an easy getaway. Scrap metal prices have recently risen which accounts for the increase in thefts.
Piles of paper plates and cups, a mountain of disposable cutlery, and lots of leftover food. This is usually what’s left at the end of the average kid’s birthday party. The mountain of waste not only hurts your pocket, it hurts the planet. But the good news is that by making a few savvy changes, you can throw your little ones a party to remember with zero waste.
In the latest Wheelie Bin Roundup a huge 900 missed bin collections are being reported in Birmingham every day! A wheelie bin fire posed a real threat to a library in Nottinghamshire and a social media post about overfilled bins in Dumfries and Galloway has attracted anger and ridicule from residents.
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.
As temperatures rise and hopefully continue to do so, thoughts turn to throwing a barbecue. While we don’t want to dash your dreams of ice cold beers and juicy burgers, have you thought about how much waste the average barbecue creates?
Intensive farming has taken its toll on the health of our soil, but a social enterprise in Nottingham has come up with a solution - turning wheelie bins into worm farms and using the power of their poo!
The latest Wheelie Bin Roundup features a story about two wheelie bin thieves, a grandmother who found an 8-inch knife whilst out litter-picking being told by police to put it in her wheelie bin and solar powered 'belly-bins' being introduced in Nottingham City centre.
Tesco, Sainsbury's, Waitrose and Nestle are set to pledge to halve food waste by 2030. The companies will join forces with around 300 other businesses and sign up to commitments to reduce food waste.