Over the years we must have fixed hundreds of our customers bin lids because they have returned broken after collection, the breakage is simply down to the wear and tear of being dragged up and down curbs for over two decades but can easily be repaired in a few minutes. (YES! Over 20 years we have now had our wheelie bins in Wirral!)
Often if one side goes the other will follow shortly after leaving you with no bin lid, this is something you definitely don’t want for the summer months and the cost of replacing your broken wheelie bin is £37.00 from the council we believe so here is our ‘DYI FIX UP’.
YOU WILL NEED:
1x Long Screw – 1x Bottle Cap – Screw Driver
Take your Long Screw and screw it through the Bottle Cap as pictured below..
Close Wheelie Bin Lid if not already closed and screw your new home made hinge into place, once done your bin lid will be as good as new 😉
We hope our little Fix Up blog has helped a few of you out, If it has please share so that other people can benefit from it and hopefully save on the cost of a new Wheelie Bin.
Have a Great Weekend!
West Wirral Jetwash
Doesn’t work if lid pin is missing
Hi Allan, in almost every case I’ve dealt with (and I’ve fixed hundreds of customers lids) the pin breaks in half leaving one end locked into the inside of the handle about 1-2cm in. With a long enough screw you should reach in.
Please note this does not work with dome shaped lid bins but for the 90% of original bins issued to Wirral it does. If your having any further problems and you’re a customer of ours just ask the next time you see us and we will sort it for you if you need any help. Thanks
Great tip and thanks very much. Worked just as described for me. 👍😁
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