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By Marc Rath

THE amount of cash Bristol City Council made by selling the rubbish residents left out for recycling jumped to more than £2 million in the past year.

Some £2,097,343 was received by the authority from selling recycling materials such as tin cans and glass in 2010/11, compared with £1,378,468 in 2009/10, a rise of more than 50 per cent.

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By Sam Rkaina, Local Government Reporter

QUESTIONS have been raised about the £96 million contract awarded to Bristol’s new waste company, after their performance was branded “dreadful and unacceptable”.
May Gurney are taking over from SITA as the company that will deal with the city’s rubbish collection and street cleaning for the next seven years.
But the company was forced to apologise to residents in neighbouring North Somerset after a poor performance last Christmas.

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A £96-MILLION contract has been signed with Norwich-based firm, May Gurney, to manage Bristol’s waste collection, street cleansing and winter maintenance for the next seven years.

The new contract will save about  £2.5 million of council tax payers’ money each year, making it a more cost-effective service with potential to make further savings due to waste reduction.

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By Ian Onions, Political Editor

A GREEN box will soon be delivered to every home in Bristol for recycling plastics.

Householders will be able to throw away plastic bottles, milk containers, yoghurt pots, fruit punnets and a range of other plastic items.

Until now, it has not been commercially viable to collect plastics because the items are high in volume but low in weight.
It meant householders had to take their plastics to collection points in the city.

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By Marc Rath

TESCO has come under attack for removing Bristol City Council recycling bins from its car parks.

The supermarket giant has forced the authority to remove its recycling banks from outside its big shops in Eastville, Brislington and Golden Hill.

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