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This section aims to provide links to wheelie bin related news stories concerning local authority and governmental waste management policies.

A current hot topic is the plan by some local authorities to reduce wheelie bin sizes used for landfill.  The whole process of local authority waste management seems to be riddled with twists and turns.  Many people see wheelie bins as the answer to a centralised waste management and recycling policy while others claim that wheelie bins actually work against recycling strategies in that they encourage people to be lazy about recycling, it is argued smaller waste containers may be preferable as they encourage people to sort their domestic refuse properly before putting it out for collection.  Having spent millions of pounds over the years deploying standard size 240 Liter wheelie bins some councils are now replacing the standard black landfill bin with a much smaller size such as the 140 Liter model.

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Wheelie Bin Thefts On The Increase

Police are reporting a huge increase in the theft of wheelie bins from private residences. The surge in thefts is being attributed in part to the growing number of gangs who are stealing wheelie bins to resell on the black market.

Stolen wheelie bins are being offered for resale either by people calling door to door or by online methods such as Ebay. Police believe that one of the reasons for this surge in wheelie bin thefts is the fact that people are struggling to manage their refuse levels since many councils are now collecting non recyclable refuse twice weekly. Many families produce more non recyclable refuse than they can deal with and a number of people are resorting to buying stolen wheelie bins which they then uses alongside their regular wheelie bin.