Households face fines under slop bucket food waste scheme

Households face fines of up to £500 for failing to recycle food scraps in Government plans to introduce a slop bucket into every home.

One on four councils already collect food waste separately in order to reduce the amount of biodegradable rubbish being dumped in landfill.

However under radical new plans backed by Hilary Benn, the Environment Secretary, every council would have to bring in the controversial new system.

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