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Wheelie bin tips

General tips

Because it contains waste, your bin should be regularly cleaned and emptied, if you leave it for too long between cleaning, any residue left in the bin may become rotten and may attract flies or other animal pests.

How to get the best from your wheelie bins:

Hot weather tips

Windy weather tips

Strong winds can cause problems with wheel bins. Please bear this in mind when putting your bin out for collection.

If the lid is up, the wind will catch it and start to distribute waste up and down the road, much to the annoyance of other residents. Please ensure you bin lid closes fully especially in windy weather. Facing the bin 'hinge side' into the wind may stop the lid lifting.

If the bin is light, the wind may move it and it may hit a car or other private property. It may cause the bin to fall over and distribute its load over the highway.  A little care in placement may help stop this problem.

Putting the bin out on the morning of collection also minimises its exposure to windy weather.

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