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No bin tax needed to boost recycling, says Sutton Council

In the debate about pay-as-you throw schemes, one council has said it has boosted its recycling rates by making it easy to recycle and not by introducing a bin tax.

Sutton Council deputy leader Colin Hall said: Sutton has a 30% recycling rate not because of a bin tax, but because we have made it easy for residents to recycle. Our residents understand that by sending less waste to landfill, we will avoid hundreds of thousand of pounds of penalty charges and the money we save can be invested in other key services.

The council has also said it will not introduce charging for collection because a survey of residents did not support it. 

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