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Mendip District Council offers butt bin subsidy

To help prevent smoking-related litter, Mendip District Council is offering businesses a 50% discount for external butt bins. The smoking ban, which became law on July 1, means people cannot smoke in internal work areas. However, people smoking outside now need somewhere to put their butts. The council said that for about £45, which it will match, it will buy bins and regularly empty them. The council is also offering businesses signage advice. Councillor and street scene portfolio ...