This is actually a double W ... Wednesday is collection day for the Wheelie Bin
Politically the collection of these refuse bins is at a local level more important than the Iraq War, Inflation, Unemployment and raises passions ( and violence ). Many a local Councillor has lost his Council seat over the issue come election time.
Once upon a time in the UK your dustbin was collected weekly and contained all your rubbish - the bin collectors actually entered your yard or garden to collect the bin. In order to cut costs the wheelie bin was introduced - the onus on the householder was now to take it into the road on collection day. ( it has small wheels )
In order to encourage more recycling of waste material more wheelie bins were introduced. Dark green for non recyclable waste , light green/blue for tins, bottles ( glass or plastic) and brown for garden waste plus a blue bag for paper.
Collections were reduced to fortnightly - normal waste one week then the other wheelie bins the following week. This of course led to many complaints - bins smelling , bins stolen , bins just not collected by the Council.
You must follow Council regulations - bin to be placed 6 inches from kerb edge, lid to be down flat, handles facing road, do not leave loose rubbish nearby.
If what you read in the Tabloid Press is correct then the Council employ " Bin Police " to check that residents are following all the rules and regulations.
I could discuss wheelie bins at great length but do not want to bore you any more ...