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Brent considers public backed compulsory recycling

Compulsory recycling is under consideration at Brent Council after a consultation found that 78% of local people were in favour of it. The councils executive will discuss the policy on February 11 2008 and if it goes ahead, anyone with a green box service will be required to recycle plastic bottles, glass bottles and jars, paper, cans, the Yellow Pages, textiles and shoes, batteries and foil.

According to the councils report a 10% cut in waste sent to landfill would save it about £615,000 in landfill tax and disposal fees in a year. As well as saving money, the council aims to reach a 30% recycling rate by 2010, with increased levels of green recycling box use.

Under the scheme participation would be monitored, and recycling officers would visit anyone failing to take part. Only people who persistently and deliberately failed to take part would be prosecuted.

There was strong public support for recycling as 97% of the 770 respondents said that recycling was important.


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