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Council Forced To Do Extra Collection As Bins Overflow

Council Forced To Do Extra Collection As Bins Overflow

garry 27/10/2016 0
Falkirk Council had to schedule another collection of black refuse sacks in Bainsford and Langless, Scotland, after residents found their bins overflowing with waste.   As the local authority began its four-weekly refuse cycle, some green bins failed to be taken, which meant they quickly filled up with unwanted rubbish while waiting for the next pick-up, the Falkirk Herald reported.   A spokesperson for the local authority was quoted by the newspaper as saying: “Last week, a number of containers were initially left due to being presented overfull. However, on this occasion we returned to c...
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Could Winter Weather Disrupt Bin Collections?

Could Winter Weather Disrupt Bin Collections?

garry 13/10/2016 0
Britain is preparing for a drop in temperature this week, as the winter weather is set to arrive in full force over the next few days.   According to forecasters, many areas of the country could experience extreme weather conditions for this time of the year.   Some high ground, particularly in the north of England and Scotland, may also have snow or sleet showers as temperatures fall to single figures and close to freezing at night.    James Madden from Exacta Weather said: “A more unsettled spell of weather later in the week will coincide with some chilly easterly and north-easterly wi...
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Are Councils Spying On Residents Via Wheelie Bins?

Are Councils Spying On Residents Via Wheelie Bins?

garry 05/10/2016 0
Residents in Manchester are likely to be on their guard at the moment after one homeowner spotted what he thought was a surveillance device attached to his new grey bin.   According to the Manchester Evening News, bosses from Manchester Council have now been forced to deny that they are using little devices to monitor the bins around the city, explaining that they are there to actually combat theft.   Apparently, the devices - which are yet to be activated - cannot measure or see what is thrown away in any way whatsoever and the local authority currently has no plans in place to introduce ...
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Campaign Group Urges For End To Disposable Cups

Campaign Group Urges For End To Disposable Cups

garry 04/10/2016 0
If you’re in the convenience food business, disposable cups may already be a bit of a sticking point with your staff – after all, who hasn’t had to empty bins when cups have been thrown into refuse sacks with half a drink left inside?   However, according to an international campaign group of non-Governmental organisations, they do far much worse to the wider world. According to The Guardian, The Environmental Paper Network is now calling for the billions of disposable cups we use each year to be replaced with reusable ones, to stop the world wasting resources and protect forests.   The gr...
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'Confusion Reigns' Over Recycling In The UK

'Confusion Reigns' Over Recycling In The UK

garry 19/09/2016 0
It would seem that many people in the UK are a bit confused about what they can and can't recycle in their heavy duty refuse sacks, with new research revealing that 66 per cent of Brits are frustated at the lack of educational materials that exist for recycling.   The study, carried out by recycling firm Viridor, found that 78 per cent are annoyed by the fact that different councils recycle different items, 73 per cent are keen to see more transparency about what happens to their waste after they put it in their recycling bins and 63 per cent are frustrated because different councils collect...
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Physical Abuse Against Binmen 'On The Rise'

Physical Abuse Against Binmen 'On The Rise'

garry 02/09/2016 0
If you collect heavy duty refuse sacks for a living, you would perhaps do well to be on your guard against the possibility of a physical attack. It seems unlikely, but apparently councils have recorded hundreds of assaults against bin collectors over the last 12 months, with some being spat on and punched.   According to the Daily Mail, a Freedom of Information request has found that some of the attacks have even involved Samurai swords and guns, with some of the incidents sparked because of binmen refusing to collect rubbish because of contaminated recycling, there being too many bags or bi...
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