Archive for the ‘News’ Category

Binned Treasure

While preparing to move house an Australian inadvertently dispose of his wife’s jewellery including a small stash of solid gold bars totalling some $50,000. Wishing to disguise the treasure from burglars the couple had put them into rubbish bags and when he came to throw away real trash his horde went the same way – […]

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The Dustbin Cover that doubles as a flower pot

(More at the Daily Mail:) British inventor Nick Staley has created a secret shed for his trash can, which doubles as a flower display. Ingenious! (To see the “wheelie bin cover Invention” please click our very own: home page)

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Gold Star Bins

Cambridge Council swap 240L wheelie bins for 140L ones having a large GOLD STAR emblazoned on them. They say that residents displayed this good-guy symbol will feel great and be one-up on their neighbours who haven’t downsized. ¬†Perhaps the non-compliant refuseniks will be required to sit on the naughty step or stand in the corner […]

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Body in Bin

Two people in Bradford have been charged with transporting a 33 year old murder victim in a wheelie bin into a wood where they set it alight in an attempt to destroy evidence. The murdered man’s identity was established by DNA testing. They pleeded not guilty and the case is due to be heard on […]

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Bin Tower Topper

The communications tower in Timaru railway yard, New Zealand, has once again been given an unusual topping for all to see. Last week pranksters had placed a road cone on its highest point. This week the top spot sports a wheelie bin of all things and the cone has moved lower down over a Vodafone […]

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Mobile Bin Bombs

Australian youths have taken to tying wheelie bins full of concrete and other heavy items to the back of cars which when driven off swing dangerously around smashing into anything nearby. An unfortunate man had his car badly damaged in his own driveway after a bin detached itself and careened into the side of it […]

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Bin Murder

A man was murdered after he humiliated an opposition gang member by putting him in a wheelie bin and rolling it down the road in Mill Hill, North London. The binned man later with a friend went gunning for his enemy who was shot dead. The two murderers were sentenced to a 30 year minimum […]

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Jack in a Bin

As if Jack-in-a-box, prankster Ross Lee, scared XTRA Caroline Flack by jumping up from inside a wheelie bin. He was freakily dressed in a green coat, black hat and had a long black pointed nose contrasting with his totally whitened face. Despite Caroline having been frightened so much that she screamed, she forgave him a […]

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Bin Pin

A Scotsman has invented a bin pin that links wheelie bins together or connects one to a fixture to prevent bin theft which cost councils many thousands of pounds and creates difficulties to residents. The bin pin also stops burglars from using the bin as a platform to get onto roofs or rioters from using […]

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Bin Safe Keeping

As wheelie bins are likely to be stolen in Johannesburg, South Africa, a man gathers all the bins he can find locally, and trundles them to his yard for safe-keeping. Later when owners call to collect their bins, he charges them a release fee of 10 Rand for his services which prevents them being stolen, […]

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