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The first of a three-part observational documentary series. One time of year always pushes the entire waste industry to breaking point - Christmas.

Every household in the country puts a tonne of rubbish out for the binmen to collect each year. In Newcastle, the people tasked with dealing with it are waging a war on waste. Landfill is the last resort and is highly taxed, with the result that recycling rates are on the rise. And on the streets, binmen and council enforcement officers take the fight to the people as they try and get them to throw away less and recycle more. But one time of year always pushes the entire industry to breaking point - Christmas. The first of a three-part observational documentary series with warm Geordie characters at its heart.

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Sun 26 Aug 2018 15:15

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Credits

Role Contributor
Narrator Shaun Dooley
Executive Producer Sacha Mirzoeff
Series Producer Liz Allen
Series Producer Justin Kelly

Broadcasts

  • Tue 28 Apr 2015 21:00
  • Tue 28 Apr 2015 23:50
  • Mon 4 May 2015 23:15
  • Sat 23 May 2015 02:55
  • Sun 26 Aug 2018 15:15

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