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Second green bin scheme trialled

PUBLISHED: 07:00 29 June 2006 | UPDATED: 11:06 22 October 2010

JONATHAN REDHEAD

People living in Waveney can now pay for a second green bin as part of a new trial scheme.

Since introducing green bin collections three years ago, Waveney District Council has already diverted more than 30,000 tonnes of garden waste from landfill sites.

People living in Waveney can now pay for a second green bin as part of a new trial scheme.

Since introducing the green bin collections three years ago, Waveney District Council has already diverted more than 30,000 tonnes of garden waste from landfill sites.

The material is composted instead, reducing the impact on the environment.

But from next month, residents can pay £15, plus a £10 administration charge and receive a second green bin, which will also be emptied fortnightly, alongside the current system, until December.

The administration charge may be levied if the scheme proves successful and is continued next year.

Availability of second bins will be strictly to collection vehicle capacity and will be on a first come first served basis.

Anyone interested in signing up for a second green bin should call the

recycling helpline on

01502 523561 or e-mail recycling@waveney.gov.uk


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