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Lib Dems lead calls for cheaper recycling

Local Liberal Democrats are leading calls in Sheffield for cheaper recycling by unveiling a plan to slash the cost of green bins by a third. Currently home-owners in Sheffield requesting a green bin are slapped with a £60 ‘garden tax’ to recycle their garden waste. However, with the Council due to announce prices for this […]

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Sheffield named and shamed in national report on fly-tipping

Sheffield named and shamed in national report on fly-tipping

Sheffield has been named and shamed as one of the worst areas in the country for fly-tipping. Official figures, published last week, show that 21,778 incidents of dumped rubbish were recorded in the city in 2012/13, making Sheffield the third worst area for fly-tipping in the country. The only local authorities with worse records are […]

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Threats prove empty as Council waste plan sees fly-tipping almost treble

Threats prove empty as Council waste plan sees fly-tipping almost treble

Shocking new figures have revealed that incidents of fly-tipping in parks and public realm across Sheffield almost trebled this year. Critics of the Council claim that the rise comes as a result of the Labour Party waste strategy, which saw the Council cut recycling services and turn down money from the Government to save weekly black bin collections. […]

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Blackstock Road latest victim of fly-tipping spree

Local people in the south of Sheffield have been left fuming as woods and hedges around Blackstock Road have become increasingly filled with fly-tipped waste. Residents believe the problems are due to Council’s move to fortnightly bin collections and their decision to close Blackstock Road recycling centre three days a week. Despite being the busiest […]

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£280,000 bill to replace 14,000 bins lost on “bonfire of the bins”

£280,000 bill to replace 14,000 bins lost on “bonfire of the bins”

Opposition councillors have highlighted the 14,000 green bins destroyed needlessly by Sheffield City Council. This week the Labour-run Council announced that the “charged-for” green bin service, previously offered to just part of the city, will be rolled out across Sheffield. However, the policy was announced more than nine months after it was first suggested by […]

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