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Defra hits back at Sunday Telegraph pay-as-you-throw claims

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs has hit back at a Sunday Telegraph report that claims that binmen are being issued with computers to build rubbish profiles on households to pave the way for the introduction of pay-as-you-throw. A Defra spokeswoman said: There is absolutely no suggestion that local authorities using microchips to help them deal with waste are a back door to introducing pay-as-you-throw, or financial incentives ...