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Somerset first to set up a single waste services board

In a first of its kind agreement, all the local authority executives of Somerset voted to combine management and waste services under a single Somerset Waste Board. Councils will delegate waste functions to the Board, which will manage recycling and waste collection for the 228,000 homes across the county. It aims to increase recycling levels to 50% and beyond, and to reduce waste being sent to landfill. The centrally run Somerset Waste Board will replace Somersets 10 previous waste ...