Successful scheme stays for asbestos disposal

curated from northernstar A SCHEME to dispose of asbestos within the Richmond Valley has been so successful it is earmarked to continue. The Household Asbestos Disposal Scheme, run by the Richmond Valley Council, offers disposal kits for householders wanting to remove and dispose of up to 10m2 of bonded asbestos. The kits include safety gear, plastic and tape for wrapping…

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Surge in contaminated waste as recycling rules ignored

curated from surreycomet The amount of waste being sent to landfill or burned instead of being recycled has almost doubled in the past three years, figures show. The contents of up to one in five recycling bins were turned away by some councils last year because they were “contaminated” with the wrong items, a Freedom of Information request for the…

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