A Council in an Australian Town has used recycling materials to repair and repave roads as part of a Green Roads Programme, Kingston town council has hired a company to collect glass and then converted into asphalt and used to repave roads. So far 105,000 bottles have been recycled.
There are 28,000 homes without wheelie bins across Merseyside, with half of this figure in Bootle. Residents in Bootle are still having to use black bags, an action group has said that it gives the area a bad image and that they are concerned that the rubbish will attract rats.
Businesses in Perty city centre are demanding the council take action after rubbish bags were ripped open by seagulls and left the contents strewn around the streets. The council have since confirmed they are considering a proposal for the use of communal rubbish bins to help combat this issue in the future.
This weeks Wheelie Bin Roundup features stories includiung residents are furious in Greenock after their wheelie bins were taken away by the council, almost two thirds of recycling collected in Barrow is classed as comtaminated with offenders being targeted by the council, and finally a couple ordered a camera online, only for the delivery driver to leave the item in a recycling box which was subsequently collected.
A new font has been created that has been made up entirely from letters that have been scrawled onto peoples wheelie bins. Already downloaded over 3700 times, Frazer Price started taking photographs of bins and isolating the litters to create a font.
Police often warn us about hoe to keep our wheelie bins safe and secure to help protect our properties, but thieves are using wheelie bins in different ways to access your property. Thieves can use wheelie bins as a sign that you are not home as well as using them to actually transport away stolen goods.
This weeks Wheelie Bin News Roundup features stories including the introduction of wheelie bins across Bridgend to help the county plastic free, 950 wheelie bins were reported last year in Sunderland, which has gone up from 800 the year before, and finally a Welsh student has been living off produce that supermarkets have thrown out.
With the recent spell of hot weather has forced many of the local collections to alter their collection times for safety of their staff and provide less risk of pest infections, as a result of this, many councils have increased collections in parks and city centres. Some councils have atttracted scrutiny for not increasing their collections, Wigan for example are still on 3 week collections.
People who dump their rubbish in other people's bins are deliberately avoiding rubbish tip fees and fines, companies in the recycling sector have warned about this type of behaviour. To add insult to injury the homeowner whos bin has been filled up may not have theirs collected due to overflowing.
There are many stories around about wheelie bin theft, it is not a valuable as your car but can cause as much as a headache especially with councils charging for replacements. But is a GPS tracker the answer to combat this issue?