Southampton Street, Elgar Road and Pell Street singled out for rubbish treatment

Waste and rubbish collection services in Reading are struggling to meet targets set for recycling and Reading Borough Council (RBC) will target four areas where contaminated recycling bins are an ongoing problem.

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Reading’s rubbish epidemic

When I was a child, my mother once smacked me for throwing a piece of orange peel out of the car window. Smacking children has long since been banned but littering (and even worse, fly tipping) is now endemic in the UK. Say what you like about Europe, but you’d be hard pushed to find cities and countryside on the other side of the channel that are as rubbish-strewn, unsightly and unloved as their British counterparts.

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