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Fines for disorganised rubbish

March 13, 2006 at 3:54 pm

A number of councils have introduced fines for those households who throw items that could be recycled into their ordinary rubbish or who contaminate their recycling boxes or bags with ordinary household waste.

Councils are under pressure to reduce landfill waste and increase recycling so they are beginning to put pressure on households to recycle more and recycle properly.

The scheme seems to be working as since Barnet were the first council to introduce compulsory recycling backed by fines, recycling levels have increased from 17% to 29% in just two years. Many other councils have contacted them with interest, so you may see this scheme introduced near you.

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