Syringes found in garden waste bins

Hypodermic needles were found in brown bins by council staff

Hypodermic needles were found in brown bins by council staff

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Drug syringes have been found amongst garden waste collected by Erewash Borough Council forcing recyclable waste to go to landfill.

The discovery meant that more than two tonnes of compostable waste had to be sent to landfill because of contamination fears.

Workers sorting through the recycling found the hypodermic needles when brown bins were emptied -and were forced to abandon sifting through due to safety concerns.

 

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