New reports are showing that many councils are bringing in bin collections every 3 weeks instead of fortnightly. Families are already struggling and sooner rather than later the picture above is going to become a regular scene on every street corner if we are not careful.
This is a report from The Telegraph last Friday.
More than 1m households now forced to endure three-weekly bin collections. More than a million households are being forced to accept bin collections every three or four weeks, because councils are trying to force them to recycle more. Data compiled by The Telegraph has revealed at least 18 councils have moved or will shortly be moving to three-weekly rubbish collections, while a further three have adopted or are trialing four-weekly collections. Read on..
But be aware! If you are struggling with the amount of rubbish that is piling up in your back yard or garden, this is not the answer! If you are caught you will be prosecuted along with a very hefty fine.
The sunny weather of late has not helped as many families are now complaining that bins are infested with maggots and flies and are worried of the affect this might have on family members and pets.
Here are a couple of tips to help reduce this problem.
How to Stop Maggots in Your Bin?
- Use bins that close firmly – avoid swing bins and overloading wheelie bins, so that the lid does not shut properly
- Rinse food packaging – including recyclable containers – before putting them into the bin
- Make sure food scraps are kept in a sealed container in the kitchen, or even the freezer until they can be disposed of on rubbish collection day
- Wrap disposable nappies, the contents of litter trays or other pet waste, and meat or fish scraps before putting them in the bin.
Getting Rid of Maggots in Bins: What to Do
Getting rid of maggots is actually pretty simple with these four easy steps:
- Dispose of the bin bag as quickly as possible
- Pour hot water over any remaining maggots to kill them
- Disinfect your bin thoroughly, using a good quality bleach like Domestos to destroy any remaining eggs. Always follow the directions on the label, and test any product in a small area first
- Ensure the bin lid is firmly closed.
The problem with the amount of refuge in this country is not going to go away any time soon, until people start realising that recycling is the only way forward.
So next time you throw rubbish away, think carefully and manage it well. Squash that box down, don’t buy apples etc. pre packed by them loose, don’t buy another plastic bag, reuse the ones you already have.
Help our environment and educate the next generation, after all it is there future that will be harmed if we don’t start now.