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£30 Million Wheelie Bins

More than 400,000 homes in Birmingham are to be issued with wheelie bins. Most households will get three thanks to a £30 million grant from the government.

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Council gets £29m for bin collections

Council gets £29m for bin collections Credit: Chris Ison/PA Archive/Press Association Images

Birmingham City Council is to get a government fund of more than £29m for its weekly bin collection service.

Cllr James McKay, Cabinet Member for a Green, Safe and Smart city, said: “Birmingham put forward an ambitious set of proposals that will preserve weekly waste collections, make our streets cleaner and help increase recycling rates. Now the Government has rallied behind our plans."

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