"Bring" systems alone will miss recycling target

An interim evaluation by Warren Spring Laboratory (WSL) of the costs and benefits of "bring" systems compared with "kerbside" collection of recyclable domestic waste has concluded that bring systems alone are unlikely to meet the Government's recycling target.1 Waste diversion rates of only 4-8% have been recorded in trials. Current schemes are profitable, but local authorities face extra expenditures if they wish to expand them.

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