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School and hospital waste collections could cost local authorities £38M

Waste collection costs for local authorities in England and Wales could increase by £38.8 million if they are requested to collect the 600,000 tonnes of waste from Schedule 2 premises currently collected by commercial operators, new research suggests. Schedule 2 premises include schools, hospitals and charity shops. (See below)Schedule 2 of the Controlled Waste Regulations (CWR) sets out the types of waste and premises for which local authorities can make ...