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Waste disposal services no longer funded by government

Wed, 19 Dec 2012


Government has confirmed it will no longer fund waste disposal services for local authorities.

Currently this costs £5.7million every year but government is phasing this out completely by 2018.

The move has been approved by the Council of Ministers and will save the taxpayer £1m annually for the next six years.

At the end of this scheme the responsibility and cost will lie entirely with local authorities.

Operations manager of the Department of Infrastructure Jeff Robinson told us more:

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