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Smaller bins to give boost for recycling.

Byline: By BOB ROBERTS

WHEELIE bins are to be shrunk in a bid to boost recycling.

Government guidelines to councils recommend almost halving the size.

It is thought it will encourage people to sort their rubbish rather than throw it all in one bigger bin.

The Waste and Resources Action Programme said: "The priority is to successfully manage capacity, limiting capacity for the activity you want to discourage."

But it ruled out exemptions for large families who have more rubbish - claiming it could cause "bin envy".

Eric Pickles, Tory local government spokesman, said: "Shrinking the size threatens to increase fly tipping and harm the environment." No one from the Waste Action Programme was available for comment.
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Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Date:Aug 6, 2007
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