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Wheelie Bins: Frequently Asked Questions

Wheelie Bin FAQ Featured

Wheelie bins, love ‘em or hate ‘em, they’re here to stay (at least for a short while). In this blog post, we aim to answer your most frequently asked questions, as well as a few interesting facts about our two-wheeled wheelie bins. What are wheelie bins made of? Wheelie Bins are made of polyethylene, a robust plastic material that can withstand harsh elements such as acids, alkalis, fungi & bacteria. Polyethylene is also the perfect material for the British weather as it resists cracks, dents & bending. This is highly desirable during the windy seasons when wheelie bins are knocked… Read more

Underground Bins: The End for Wheelie Bins?

Underground Bins: The End for Wheelie Bins?

A new system for collecting waste & recycling is on the horizon, and Cambridge is the first one that has taken a step towards that future! The north-west Cambridge development decided to take on an ambitious project: 450 Underground Bins across 155 sites in Cambridge. The new project aims to serve residential homes for universities, commercial & community facilities. When completed in the next decade, this system will eliminate the need for 9000 wheelie bins in the district of Eddington alone. Could this mean this end of wheelie bins? Origins of the Wheelie Bin Wheelie Bins have been part of… Read more

5 Tips for Recycling in a Small Space

As recycling becomes a norm in our day-to-day lives, it takes up a lot of our energy to not become complacent and revert to old habits! In a recent DEFRA report, levels of waste recycled in 2015 have dropped for the first time since 2011. One of the obstacles to an ideal waste management system is the amount of space that is available to us. A cramped and small space makes recycling an unsightly chore that we’d rather skip. Saving ourselves the trouble of finding some space for glass, paper and plastic waste, and of emptying it, is much more… Read more

Litter Bins ‘Go Large’ at Sea Fronts

Litter Bins Go Large

Beach Clean Up Operation Lytham & St. Anne’s sea front have supersized their wheelie bins in hopes to encourage the public to dispose of their litter correctly. The local councils are constantly fighting the battle to reduce the amount of litter on the beach; as well as emptying the existing bins quick enough for the volume of people using them. “Everyone has a responsibility to clean up after themselves, and we appreciate that in the height of the summer the bins fill up quicker then we can empty them” The larger capacity bins will provide more space for litter although… Read more