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'Contaminated' recycling on the rise

Hundreds of tonnes of recycling is being rejected in the region, because people are throwing items in the wrong bin.

Contamination is a huge problem for waste management companies and some local firms are now manually going through recycling to take out items that shouldn't be there.

Charlotte Stacey reports.

  • 22 Jan 2016
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