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Frozen green waste - 26/01/2015
 

Garden waste sometimes freezes inside the green wheeled bins when temperatures plummet, which prevents us from emptying bins. You can help by loosening the materials inside the bin before presenting it for collection. Try not to overfill or over pack the bin - this compacts the garden waste particularly the materials at the bottom of the bin. The more compact it is, the more likely it is to freeze. Try to keep the lids closed to reduce moisture build up. If you are able to keep the garden bin in a garage or shed, this can also help prevent the waste freezing.