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.
Over 200 wheelie bins have been confiscated in Stoke after they were left out in the street too long. The council targeted 38 streets as part of their crackdown and the residents who lost their wheelie bins have to now call the council to retrieve them back.
Wellington Council in New Zealand is giving over 40,000 residents free bin clips to help keep their recycling bins secure, this is due to complaints that their recycling bins getting blown over when it is windy which leaves the rubbish all over the street.
A council in Aberystwyth are set to trial seagull-proof bin bas to help tackle the problem of the gulls getting at the rubbish. The local businesses are complaining about the rubbish being strewn across the city on the day of collection because of the gulls.
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.
This weeks Wheelie Bin News Roundup features stories including of a Dublin man who was caught with 200 Euros worth of drugs in which he stored inside a wheelie bin, a new system in Tendering lets residents check to see if they qualify for a wheelie bin under the new councils scheme, and finally 30 wheelie bins were destroyed by fire in a recycling plant in Beddington.
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.
With recycling increasing and residents having more and more wheelie bins and recycle boxes, this can be a problem for people who simply do not have the storage space. But do you know the building regulations when it comes to storing these items?
Bristol Waste Company have released their figures in relation to their 'Slim My Waste - Feed My 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.
A new housing development in Birmingham may be getting new underground bins. The new residents would have bins for general waste, compostable waste, recycling, paper and batteries in their homes and when they were due for emptying they would just dispose in the appropriate waste chute on the pavement.