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Wellingborough council clamps down on bad recycling

Bad recycling is costing councils in Northamptonshire hundreds of thousands of pounds in landfill charges.

In Wellingborough only 35% of households recycle, and 14% of these bags are rejected.

This costs taxpayers about £140,000, the Borough Council of Wellingborough said.

To combat the issue, the council is inspecting bins and refusing to collect those which include non-recyclable objects.