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Defra: bin charge pilots will go ahead

Pay-as-you-throw pilot schemes are absolutely going ahead despite Gordon Browns plans to ditch them, according to the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra).Several recent newspaper reports said that Brown had ditched plans for a national roll out of the pay-as-you-throw scheme in an effort to assuage the public mood after Labours unsuccessful local election results. Under the proposals for the scheme councils would be allowed to charge householders ...