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  • More communal waste bins for Brighton & Hove

    Communal bins will be delivered to 500 streets across Brighton & Hove from next week, specifically to areas with large numbers of flats and bedsits. The roll out follows successful use of 188 communal bins by the council, which have been in place in 49 streets since 2004. Houses with limited outside space for a wheelie bin will also be included. A council spokeswoman said: “The communal bins ...

  • Bin sensor technology revolutionises waste collection

    A new bin sensor could reduce commercial waste collection costs by up to 55%, the company behind the technology claims. The SmartBin sensors are installed in the roof of commercial recycling bins and relay capacity data to a live map, which can be viewed from the SmartBin site. By being able to view how full each bin on a recycling route is, SmartBin believes waste management companies can make ...

  • Unilever reduces waste by one million household bins whilst growing business

    Unilever today announced that more than 50% of all its factories have achieved the goal of sending no waste to landfill in 2012. This was achieved whilst the company reported annual sales of €51 billion – up from €40 billion when Unilever set out its new vision of doubling the size of its business whilst reducing its environmental impact and increasing its positive social impact. ...


    By Unilever

  • A wasted opportunity: Getting the most out of Britain`s bins

    A new report out from think tank Policy Exchange today recommends the radical overhaul of the waste system to reduce the cost to Britain's households, improve recycling rates, increase local authority efficiency and expand the proportion of the UK's energy needs met through waste. The UK still sends more than half its waste to landfill, and 15.5 million tonnes of household rubbish were buried and ...


    By Policy Exchange

  • Getting waste out of the bin: Friends of the Earth`s new report

    Research examining the main components of residual waste - the waste left over after reuse, recycling and composting - has identified the measures needed at local authority, central Government and EU level to increase recycling. The Friends of the Earth research, published today alongside a briefing for councils, recommends promoting Freecycle and social reuse of furniture, improving facilities ...


    By Friends of the Earth

  • Inquest into bin truck death begins

    An inquest has begun into the death of a teacher who was found among rubbish at a Brighton waste transfer site in July last year. It is thought Scott Williams, a maths teacher from New Zealand, climbed inside a wheelie bin to shelter from the rain. The bin was then picked up by a dust cart and dumped at a Sussex landfill site owned by Sussex Waste Recycling later that morning. A post ...

  • Waste Doesn`t Go Away With the Bin Collector - EBW UK conference addresses the real waste management issues

    The closing panel discussion summed up what delegates and industry experts had been talking about at the second "energy from biomass and waste (EBW UK) exhibition & conference on 25-26 January in London: There is no lack of leading-edge waste and biomass treatment technology, but the UK still has a long way to go to fulfill its national waste targets. The closing panel on "How to get Public ...


    By Freesen & Partner GmbH

  • WRAP to stop selling compost bins at the end of September

    The Waste & Resources Action Programme will stop selling compost bins from the end of this month to local authorities. It has stated that a number of local authorities are now subsidising bins themselves and have made the decision based on local circumstances and priorities. A WRAP spokeswoman said: “WRAP’s focus will now be on providing help and advice to existing home composters. The programme ...

  • Straight response to daily mail wheelie bin campaign

    The Daily Mail’s campaign against wheelie bins is irresponsible, says a leading industry expert. The newspaper is calling on its readers to ask their local council to be given a choice between a wheeled bin, a dustbin or a biodegradable plastic bag.The Daily Mail also claims that councils have achieved high recycling rates ...

  • New research shows Brits still binning WEEE

    More than two-thirds of UK households are still putting electrical gadgets in the household waste and 17% do not recycle electrical items at all. Research from electrical specialist Comet to mark the first anniversary of the introduction of the WEEE Directive on Tuesday showed consumers are lagging behind on electrical recycling compared to other household items. Although awareness of waste ...

  • New HSE guidance aims to reduce bin deaths

    Choosing the correct bin location and banging on the side of containers are key measures set out in new guidance outlining ways in which waste management organisations can reduce the risk of people bin deaths. Produced by the Health and Safety Executive along with the Waste Industry Safety and Health (WISH) Forum, People in Commercial Waste Containers is aimed at helping waste collection ...

  • WRAP`s compost bin subsidies to stop

    Subsidies from the Waste and Resources Action Programme enabling councils to offer cheap home composting bins will stop at the end of September. Industry commentators predicted the end of the subsidised products in January last year when WRAP doubled the cost of the bins. The end also seemed imminent when 30 per cent budget cuts were imposed on WRAP by the Department for Environment Food and ...

  • Bin Compactor installation shows 50% cost savings

    Evidence of the cost-saving and efficiency benefits to be derived from a Jarshire Bin Compactor is shown by an installation at one of Pitlochry’s biggest and busiest eating-places. Victoria’s Restaurant is an independent, 130-seat, freehold, family-run restaurant in the seasonal town of Pitlochry, Scotland. Located in the main street, it is particularly busy through the period from Easter to ...


  • Prince Sultan Bin Abdulaziz International Prize for Water

    A special new Creativity Prize, worth more than a quarter of a million dollars, has been added to the awards available to researchers in the Water Resources sector under the Prince Sultan Bin Abdulaziz International Prize for Water 2006-2008. The Creativity Prize, worth 1 million Saudi Riyals (SR) or around US$266,000 will be awarded to any original work (research, invention, technique etc) ...


    By ACE Event Management

  • Having nine bins is driving up recycling rates

    Recycling rates in Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire are currently at an all-time high, despite reports that some residents are finding the recycling system difficult to cope with. An article published in the Daily Mail last Saturday said that some residents were struggling with up to nine different bins for all of their waste and recyclables, although the council insist that the majority of ...

  • Alpha Bin Care strengthens team with appointment of

    Alpha Bin Care, a leading commercial cleaner and maintainer of wheeled bin containers and waste management, has strengthened its team with the appointment of Lesley Carnall as Business Development Manager, responsible for overall sales performance in London and the South East.  This announcement comes as the company focuses on further developing its services across the South East of the UK. ...


  • Bin collections during freezing weather - LGA response

    Responding to reports about problems with council rubbish collections during the current severe weather, Cllr Gary Porter, Chairman of the LGA Environment Board, said: “Councils have been collecting residents’ bins as normal, wherever possible, but the public’s safety always comes first. Sending a 26 tonne dustcart down an icy residential street packed with cars and pedestrians is extremely ...


    By Local Government Association

  • Commercial compost bin scheme to inherit WRAP’s legacy

    Following news that Waste & Resources Action Programme compost bin subsidies will stop in September, bin manufacturer Straight has launched an identical commercial scheme. The company is offering councils a home delivery programme, which it said the WRAP campaign was initially modelled on. Straight, and its subsidiary Blackwall, supplied more than half the bins used in the WRAP campaign since ...

  • 'Hedge' your bets on Oasis Eco Bin Box

    Oasis BinLoc - Bin Boxes have been a large success within the Prescot area. The product was featured in the monthly Knowsley Living magazine. The new and innovative solution has given a neat and tidy look to the area around Hughes Avenue and also Thomas Drive. They have also helped improve security and reduce potential risks in the area.   ...


    By Oasis BinLoc

  • Alpha Bin Care sets new standard in commercial bin cleaning services with its unique vehicle technology

    Alpha Bin Care, a leading waste management and wheeled bin cleaning and maintenance company, is redefining the industry standards in commercial cleaning with its pioneering vehicle technology, that cleans and sanitises wheeled bins whether full or empty with maximum efficiency. With over 10 years’ experience in the wheeled bin cleaning and maintenance industry, Alpha Bin Care has ...


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