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East Yorkshire waste amnesty aims to cut fly-tipping

East Yorkshire residents will get bulky rubbish removed for free as part of a waste amnesty designed to cut down on fly-tipping.

For two days, East Riding of Yorkshire Council is waiving its usual £28 fee.

The campaign is also aimed at growing the amount of waste sent for recycling and cutting the landfill tax bill, by increasing what is put in recycling bins.

The first amnesty is being held in Withernsea, with other towns to follow.

The council said it spent £5m last year on the government's landfill tax.

It currently costs the council £64 in tax for each tonne of waste, and that is set to rise to £72 next year.

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