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PSD to reveal cost of kerbside

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PUBLIC SERVICES will reveal how much more it will cost to introduce kerbside recycling when proposals are tabled early next year.

PUBLIC SERVICES will reveal how much more it will cost to introduce kerbside recycling when proposals are tabled early next year.

But the department has insisted its kerbside scheme, together with the new waste strategy, will be more environmentally sustainable and cost-effective in the long term.

The news came as it defended its kerbside recycling plans from a backlash of criticism this week, with some douzaines expressing concern over the costs and who will be responsible for billing islanders.

Refuse collectors also voiced fears they might lose their jobs when the scheme is introduced next year.

Public Services deputy minister Scott Ogier, pictured, said: 'We recognise cost is a concern for many islanders and that is reflected in the importance it has been given in all our work on the strategy and now kerbside.'

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