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Free compost collections actually increase rubbish

By Rebecca ThyerFree organic waste collections are popular with residents but can increase the amount of rubbish created, according to a new study. The results follow a two-year, £275,000 study into the kerbside collection of organic waste. It was run in partnership with Bath and North East Somerset Council, funded by the SITA Environmental Trust, and tested different collection methods on 3,000 homes in the region. The trials found that the free collection ...

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