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Last Updated: Tuesday, 31 October 2006, 22:03 GMT
600m contract to help cut waste
A 600m waste contract deal aimed at reducing the amount of rubbish sent to landfill and improving recycling rates has been agreed in Berkshire.

The 25-year project between the councils in Reading, Bracknell Forest and Wokingham will see new facilities built at two existing landfill sites.

Redevelopment is planned for the site on Island Road at Smallmead in Reading.

The Longshot Lane site in Bracknell will house larger recycling and composting facilities.

The scheme will involve the creation of a joint waste disposal board between the three local authorities.

Waste Recycling Group will work with Reading Borough Council, Bracknell Forest Borough Council and Wokingham District Council to ensure the authorities meet their landfill targets.




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