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Long-term waste contracts tie councils into inflexible pricing

It has been the tradition for local authorities to enter into long-term contracts with waste management companies to help them meet their recycling targets.   But by doing this they have missed out on opportunities to share in the huge profits generated by the soaring value of recyclable materials. So will the high profits now make them think before they sign up?  Local authorities have to make provisions to dispose of their own waste. They seek partners to build, ...