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Demand for Fenland’s waste collections soar – and five things residents can do to help

New figures reveal that waste and recycling collected from Fenland homes has shot up by 17% since coronavirus lockdown measures were introduced.

Despite reduced staff numbers, Fenland District Council’s hard-working refuse crews have collected an extra 534 tonnes of waste and recycling between March 23 and April 23 compared to normal – the equivalent of 30 double decker buses or 106 African elephants!

Each working day the crews are collecting 38 tonnes of recycling and 92 tonnes of green bin waste – both up by 12 per cent.

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