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Sweepers ban costs council extra £20K

Bridgnorth District Council’s street sweepers have been banned from disposing of their waste in Bridgnorth. They now have to spend 20% of there day driving to Telford and back to dispose of their rubbish.

The ban has been brought about following a routine inspection of the Stanley Lane site by the Environment Agency. Sweepings are not allowed to the stored on the site. The site only has permission to store recyclable materials.

We campaigned for a long time for these sweepers to reintroduced. Now they have been introduced it seems a farce that their effectiveness has been reduced by a fifth.