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Three local authorities that narrowly missed a recycling target last year have managed to avoid fines of hundreds of thousands of pounds.
Chewing gum manufacturers must be made to help foot the multi-million pound bill for removing spat-out gum, council chiefs warn.
The waste sector is being warned about a returns scheme for gas cylinders by a national trade group worried about safety to people and the environment.
Controversial plans for an energy-from-waste plant are back on the agenda after the developer put in a fresh permit application.
Litter louts in England face £150 fines under new plans unveiled by the government this week that have been criticised by waste managers.