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Closing the lid on collection

August might usually be the month when Bournemouths thoughts are dominated by its busy tourist industry but this summer the residents were being confronted by the fact that they produce 120,000 tonnes of household waste a year, far more per person than the national average. With high targets, but only 23% of rubbish being recycled in Bournemouth, the council has introduced tough new rules that make overflowing wheeled bins a thing of the past. Any rubbish preventing the bin lid from closing ...

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