Top recycler to pay out £70,000 for noisy trucks

A council is considering an appeal after it was ordered to pay more than £70,000 in compensation for noise from its refuse vehicles. The Environment Department (DEFRA) had just lauded its recycling performance.

Just a week after topping England’s recycling league table, East Lindsey District Council was left smarting following a legal challenge over noise from its refuse vehicles. It was ordered to pay compensation totalling £73,250 to three residents at the High Court on 14 November.

The Environment Department (DEFRA) had named the council on 6 November as having England’s best recycling and composting rate.1 It achieved a lev

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