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Devon mother bailed

A Devon mother of three accused of failing to recycle household waste properly has been bailed and ordered to appear in court on a new date.

After a pre-trial review on Monday 5 June, Donna Challice, 30, of Wonford, Exeter has had her case adjourned by Collumpton Magistrate’s until 10 July.

She is being prosecuted for contaminating recyclable rubbish under the Environmental Protection Act, but denies six charges being brought by Exeter City Council.

In what is thought to be the first case of its kind, she faces a possible fine of £1,000 plus court costs if found guilty.

Under the Environmental Protection Act, local authorities now have the power to specify how people separate their waste, which bin it should be placed in and which day it will be collected.

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