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Chewed gum to make sport surfaces
Gummy Bin
Gum will be recycled and used to make sports ground surfaces
Used chewing gum is to be collected in Kent and recycled to make material used for sports ground surfaces.

Eight bins have been placed at sites in Tonbridge and Malling as part of a six-month pilot scheme.

The council said it hoped the scheme would reduce the amount of chewing gum littering pavements and the cost of clearing it from streets.

A spokesman said gum was officially classed as litter and a 50 fine could be issued to anyone seen dropping it.

Councillor Jill Anderson said: "It is time to make revolting, dried-up chewing gum on our streets a thing of the past."

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