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Waste industry slams new AWC report

Key figures in the waste industry have dismissed new suggestions that there is a link between alternate weekly collections (AWCs) and pest infestation. A report by Ecre home insurance said that since AWCs were introduced in 2005 there had been a 23% increase in pests and vermin. It claims that this has led to an increase in wasps, squirrels, mice and rats.Environment Minister Joan Ruddock slammed the report and said: "Local authorities are advised that alternate ...