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Permit system introduced at bring sites to cut waste and meet targets

By Greg PitcherNorthumberland has jumped straight into the monumental task of reducing its waste growth from 5% per year to 1% in 2015.The county council was awarded £34 million by the Government just two weeks ago under a private finance initiative to increase its recycling rate and reduce its waste.The majority of that money will be invested in building a state-of-the-art materials recycling facility but this will take time to pay dividends.