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Grime and punishment

On April 1, the London Borough of Barnet stopped kidding around when it comes to recycling rates. From that date residents faced potential fines of up to £1,000 for failing to participate in the local authoritys recycling collections. The borough is trialling the compulsory recycling scheme with more than 25,000 households in four wards in the first phase of the scheme. Residents must place glass bottles, jars, tins, cans, paper and magazines in their black recycling box, supplied ...