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Diabetic girl to be charged for medical waste collection

Medical waste must be disposed of safely. Credit: ITV News Anglia

A mum from Cambridgeshire says she has been left stunned by plans to start charging her to dispose of her diabetic daughter's needles.

Rachael Richmond, from Gorefield near Wisbech, will soon have to pay £8 for 'ad hoc' collections of 12-year-old Erin's needles.

It's part of a controversial new policy from Fenland District Council, which says clinical waste is the most costly to deal with.

Click below for Matthew Hudson's report

Waste disposal will now cost £8 a time. Credit: ITV News Anglia
Erin needs a lot of injections for her diabetes. Credit: ITV News Anglia