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London council investigating compulsory recycling

Another London local authority is considering whether to follow the example of Barnet and introduce compulsory recycling.

The London Borough of Harrow is closely watching developments in Barnet to see how they can use similar policies in their area.

However, the move is unlikely to happen until after elections in the borough take place in May next year.

Harrow waste policy manager Andrew Baker, speaking at the Composting Municipal Waste conference held this week in London, said: "It has been suggested to members [to introduce compulsory recycling], but they don't want it yet. It is not on the cards as yet, but it has been noticed that it has been a success in Barnet."

Barnet began compulsory recycling across the borough in March this year and is threatening to fine households that consistently do not recycle up to £1000.

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