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People who fail to abide by stricter bin collection rules face £60 fines

People who fail to abide by stricter bin collection rules face £60 fines

People who fail to abide by stricter bin collection rules face £60 fines

PEOPLE who fail to abide by stricter bin collection rules are facing fines of £60, as Bradford Council tries to cut the amount of waste being burnt or sent to landfill.
New restrictions which bar people from leaving extra bin bags for collection began rolling out across Bradford yesterday, after a pilot project ran in Keighley.
The changes mean Bradford Council will only collect one general-waste green bin per household each week, and lids must be shut.
In Keighley, the move saw recycling rates increase by 10 per cent, with more than 4,000 new recycling bins delivered and 50 fines so far sent out to those who continued to ignore the new rules after getting reminder letters.
And more changes are due from April 2017, when the council will move to fortnightly general waste collections to save cash and boost recycling rates further.
Councillor Imran Khan, whose portfolio at the council includes both waste management and sustainability matters, said currently 50 per cent of the district's waste was recycled, but he had ambitions to get this to more than 70 per cent.

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