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Defra: no cover up over bin collections

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) has hit back at The Sunday Telegraphs report that ministers tried to cover up a Government-funded report which linked alternate weekly collections (AWCs) with an increased health risk from rats, flies and seagulls.According to the newspaper the report, funded by the Central Science Laboratory, was kept under wraps by ministers because it found that ending weekly collections would increase pest infestation ...