Category Archives: bin facts

Coping with Christmas Rubbish and Waste

23 Dec 2010 by Chris Taylor in categories Bin Collection, bin facts, compost bin, food bins, home recycling bins, recycling bin | Be the first to comment here.

While Christmas is a period of giving and receiving, with retailers experiencing the busiest time of the year, it is also a period when we throw far more rubbish out than at any other time. Rubbish bins are often full to bursting at this time of year as we all throw out packaging, cards, Christmas […]

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Children and Bins Safety and Requirements

11 Nov 2010 by Chris Taylor in categories bin facts, Bins for Care sector, nappy bin, public bins, sanitary bin, school litter bin | Be the first to comment here.

Rubbish bins are a necessary requirement of public bodies, institutions and businesses that work with children. Nurseries, schools and colleges generate a lot of waste and providing receptacles for safe and hygienic disposal is important; however, children and bins can often come into conflict and preventing injury, mess or damage is important when providing waste […]

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The Grim Side of Bins

09 Sep 2010 by Chris Taylor in categories Articles, bin facts, public bins | Be the first to comment here.

Over the last few weeks, the wheelie bin has become the centre of some unwanted attention after a woman was filmed placing a cat into it, seemingly for no reason. The story went around the world and the woman was (quite rightly) condemned from all directions; however, this incident was not isolated and the sad […]

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The Modern Rubbish Bin – Types, Changes and History

09 Jul 2010 by Chris Taylor in categories bin facts, external bin, household bins, public bins, service sector bins, waste management | Be the first to comment here.

They are everywhere; on roadsides, along pavements, in our homes, front drives and at work. We hardly give them a second thought but the humble rubbish or waste bin does a highly important job that keep our homes, streets and city centres clean. There are several types of waste bin used by each of us. […]

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Litter, Rubbish and Recycling for Beginners

25 Jun 2010 by Chris Taylor in categories bin facts, household bins, public bins, recycling bin, rubbish tips, waste management | Be the first to comment here.

Rubbish and litter is an inevitability. Everybody accumulates waste and rubbish that has to be disposed of. The average person in the United Kingdom disposes of over 5 kilos of rubbish a week in their rubbish bin – a quarter of a tonne a year. All that waste has to go somewhere too. It is […]

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Hotel Rubbish

05 Jun 2010 by Chris Taylor in categories bin facts, external bin, industrial bins, public bins, Social Care Bins | Be the first to comment here.

While I have stayed in many rubbish hotels, I have yet to stay in one made from rubbish. Yet, environmental campaigners in Rome have done just that. To raise awareness of pollution the campaigners have constructed a temporary hotel made nearly completely from rubbish. Complete with five rooms and a reception it is lined with […]

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Parks and Open Spaces – Litter Bins

01 Jun 2010 by Chris Taylor in categories bin facts, external bin, service sector bins, waste management, waste tips | Be the first to comment here.

Britain has the largest number of public parks and open spaces than any other country in Europe. There are dozens of urban parklands in many of our major cities and conurbations. However, as pleasurable as these urban natural oasis are they are expensive to maintain. Councils and local authorities have to invest huge amounts of […]

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The Most Controversial Bin in History – The Wheelie Bin

03 Feb 2010 by Chris Taylor in categories bin facts, household bins, rubbish bins | Be the first to comment here.

Never has something so innocent and mundane caused as much controversy since its inception than the wheelie bin. Wheelie bins have been around since the 1970’s and since their introduction in British society they are rarely out of the headlines. There have even been campaigns by British newspapers to get them banned from the streets […]

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