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States to decide on waste charges for Guernsey

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Pay as you throw waste charges could be as much as £7.50 per week if agreed by Guernsey politicians today.

States members will vote on the plans which it's hoped will reduce the amount of rubbish thrown away in the island.

A range of costs have been debated in the states ranging from £2.50 per bag and an annual fixed charge of £85 or a 'polluter pays approach' of between £3.90 & £4.80 per bag.

However states members could decide that this should be paid through the capital reserve which would bring the islanders estimated weekly costs down.

New fees are expected to be introduced next January or February.