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News
Birmingham and Solihull residents raise £49,000 for St Mary’s Hospice with Christmas tree recycling scheme 

19 Jan 18

Residents rose to the challenge of recycling a record number of Christmas trees to raise £49,000 for local charity, Birmingham St Mary’s Hospice.


Rugby
Binmen warned to park lorries legally in Sutton Coldfield or face action 

19 Jan 18

Refuse lorries have been spotted blocking pavements in Mere Green Road and Lichfield Road and obstructing bays in Sainsbury’s…


Local news
Waste in Birmingham: new opportunities for reducing and recycling 

19 Jan 18

Charlotte Watkivs shopping at the Bullring outdoor market – CC Victòria Oliveres “Let’s try a whole year zero waste”.


FixMyStreet
Household waste dumped outside of shops, 18th January 

18 Jan 18

The flats above the shops on Monyhull Hall Road do not have household bins to put their rubbish and recycling in.


FixMyStreet
Too much rubbish left from flats, 18th January 

18 Jan 18

The rubbish here has been a problem for a while.


FixMyStreet
Recycling not collected again, 18th January 

18 Jan 18

Second missed collection in a month.


Rugby
Latest opening times at Birmingham tips and recycling centres 

17 Jan 18

Find out the Birmingham tip opening times near where you are…


Rugby
What to do with your Christmas tree – how to get it recycled for FREE 

17 Jan 18

There are recycling schemes in Birmingham – including a charity scheme that will collect it from your house for free…


FixMyStreet
Litter, 16th January 

16 Jan 18

Litter needs picking on packwood rd , on the green leading to Garfield rd also on the green footpaths leading from Garfield rd to rotherham rd , by the church .


FOI
Refuse fleet & procurement 

15 Jan 18

Response by Birmingham City Council to Andy James on 15 January 2018 .


FixMyStreet
Parking on yellow lines, 13th January 

13 Jan 18

Just had the yellow lines painted on yesterday and this car is still parking Half on my grass verge even had the cheek of moving my bins I am sick of this Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 95 …


Blog politics
CHECKING OUT GRIT BIN LEVELS AGAIN 

12 Jan 18

Councillor Barbara Dring and I have been out and about again checking Grit bins to see if they have been topped up.


FixMyStreet
Bonfires at 273 Aldersley Rd, 11th January 

11 Jan 18

They are constantly burning refuse from house renovation.


FixMyStreet
6th week with no recycling collection!!!, 8th January 

8 Jan 18

I reported last week that our recycling waste hasn’t been collected for 5 weeks and it was due today and accordingly to the website it was definitely today…


FixMyStreet
Missed recycling collections, 7th January 

7 Jan 18

Missed recycling collection from Thursday Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 119 Middlemore Road, Northfield Report on FixMyStreet…


Blog politics
GETTING OSCOTT GRIT BINS TOPPED UP THOUGH OUT THE WINTER PERIOD 

7 Jan 18

Through out the winter I have been reporting grit bins in Oscott which need topping up.


FixMyStreet
Spilt litter from collection strewn around, 6th January 

6 Jan 18

Following refuse collection last week rubbish spilt has been left scattered around.


FixMyStreet
Recycling bins not emptied, 6th January 

6 Jan 18

Recycling bins should have been collected on 1st January in our street.


News
Councillor responsible for Clean Streets and Environment apologises for missed refuse collections across the city. 

5 Jan 18

Cllr Lisa Trickett, who is the Birmingham City Council Cabinet Member for Clean Streets, Recycling and Environment has apologised today (05/01) for missed refuse collections.


Blog comment
BFOE supports councillors’ proposal for food waste collection 

5 Jan 18

In July on this site a Gloucestershire reader recommended the local food waste collection which began in 2016.


FixMyStreet
Rubbish on floor, 5th January 

5 Jan 18

The wind has blown all the bins over.


Blog comment
Bin collections CANCELLED after Storm Eleanor winds damage fire-hit recycling centre 

4 Jan 18

Gale-force winds caused structural damage to Fryers Road waste centre, in Bloxwich…


Blog feature
A Wonderful Trip Down Memory Lane 

4 Jan 18

While we were staying with LuLu over the Christmas holiday, she very kindly invited us on a trip to Bridgnorth, a town that holds many happy memories for us, and well, it would have been most rude to refuse such a lovely offer.


Blog politics
BIRMINGHAM CITY COUNCIL MISSED WHEELIE COLLECTION STATEMENT 

3 Jan 18

Birmingham City Council has today (03/01) released an updated statement on recent missed refuse collections in parts of Birmingham in recent weeks: “We are aware of ongoing issues with missed waste and recycling collections in parts of the city.


FixMyStreet
Recycling not collected, 3rd January 

3 Jan 18

It’s now been 5 weeks without our recyclable rubbish being collected, with the snow as one excuse and then the Christmas break, then no info as to when an alternative day would be.