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£750,000 success of public service agreement

Warwickshires £2.7 million gamble has paid off with the county council receiving £750,000 for achieving a 20% recycling rate.The Midlands authority borrowed the money from the Government under a Public Service Agreement to beat its 16% target for 2003/4 by four percentage points. Along with many other schemes, Warwickshire gave away £50 prizes to 20 recycling households in March in a last-ditch attempt to hit 20%. And the ambitious bid paid off as the ...