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Recycling bins could be scrapped from Norfolk town after fly-tipping

Watton could lose some of its recycling bins after fly tipping. l

Picture: James Bass

Watton could lose some of its recycling bins after fly tipping. l Picture: James Bass

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A council may be forced to remove a group of recycling bins after number of fly-tipping incidents.

The bins, next to the public toilets near the High Street, Watton, have waste fly-tipped near them on a weekly basis and Breckland District Council has informed the town council that it must decide if the price of removing this waste is worth the credits it receives from recycling.

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Recycling credits are worth £60.36 for each tonne of household waste collected and recycled. This is given to the town council by Norfolk County Council.

In an email sent to the council Breckland says: "The bins are well used but there is often rubbish fly-tipped by the bins and the Council should consider whether the bins should remain and if the provision of the bins outweighs the cost of clear up."

Watton Town council will discuss the situation at its full council meeting on June 11.

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