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New rubbish fine 'common sense'

Households who overfill their rubbish bins or put them out at the wrong time will face smaller fines from now on.

Households who overfill their rubbish bins or put them out at the wrong time will face smaller fines from now on.

The government has cut maximum charges councils can make from £110 to £80, in a move it says will promote "common sense" among officials.

Those who pay up early could be fined £40.

Chris Mason reports.

  • 30 May
  • From the section UK