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First colour coded bin bag scheme introduced in Cumbria

A council in Cumbria has reduced the amount of waste it sends to landfill by introducing the first colour coded bin bag scheme in the country, where residents are allocated two bags each per week and pay for each additional bag. Eden District Council, in Cumbria launched a colour coded bin bag scheme in 2004 where it provided a maximum of two blue refuse sacks per household, per week for the collection of household refuse. If residents need extra bags they can purchase them at £1 each. ...