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Swindon residents will pay for green waste recycling

People living in Swindon will have to start paying for their green waste to be recycled, from April.

Swindon Borough Council said introducing a charge for green waste collections could save £720,000 a year,

The new £40 annual charge was agreed by councillors in a meeting on Thursday. The price includes a special bin to put waste in.

About 5,000 people took part in a public consultation to give their views on the matter.

It was also agreed by councillors that areas of Swindon which currently have weekly recycling collections will be changed to fortnightly.

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