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Bugs in your bins

8th May 2007

Campaigners are continuing to put pressure on the government to reinstate the weekly bin collection claiming the fortnightly collection puts lives at risk.  The Daily Mail, which is spearheading the campaign, claims researchers have found bacteria from the same family as the plague in wheelie bins that are emptied twice a month.  The newspaper admits that rubbish stored correctly in bags means people should not be coming into contact with additional bacteria but argues that the smell of rotting rubbish over a fortnight encourages rats which are a health hazard.  The Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs insists there is no public risk to health from the fortnightly collection.


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Article Information

Title: Bugs in your bins
Author: Martine Hamilton
Article Id: 2771
Date Added: 8th May 2007


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