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Forget bonfires - look to MVDC to sort garden waste

The frustrating lack of the collection of garden waste is being overcome with two collections being organised by Mole Valley District Council this month. Thankfully though, it seems most frustrated residents have not resorted to bonfires which release highly toxic materials into the air and so is particularly harmful to those with respiratory ailments.

Common Ward Independent councillor and scientist Pat Wiltshire points out that the number of toxins – both particulates and volatile organics compounds - is far greater if garden waste is burned than smoking cigarettes, which involved just one plant species.

Pat suggest that while the HGV driver shortage continues, residents should continue checking with Mole Valley’s website to get the latest news about collections as well as seeking information on the Council Refuse Centres should you be considering taking your garden waste to one of them.


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