£5k cost to council for bad waste
South Tynesiders who fail to follow recycling rules are costing the council cash as lorry loads are being turned away by contractors.
Dirty nappies, dog waste and used takeaway boxes are all being discovered in blue bins used by people to put their recyclable waste in for collection.
This is leading to recyclable waste becoming contaminated and contractors turning away loads costing the council upwards of £800 each time.
Last year, seven wagon loads of what the council has described as “very poor quality material” were rejected at the Processing Centre - at a cost of more than £5,000.... read more
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