Big piles of rubbish can lead to big savings for local residents
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Wales recycling scheme where binmen sort your rubbish

31 August 2011 Last updated at 10:27 BST

The residents of a country town on the Welsh border are finding that recycling is not only good for the environment, but can also save them money.

In Presteigne, the locals have their recycling collected and sorted at their doorstep, and then later enjoy the benefits of lower council tax and more money for local charities.

Sophie Van Brugen has been looking at a novel way to get people to think more about what they throw away.