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Minster FM Listener Gets York Council Visit In Hope of Bigger Bin


6:46pm 4th December 2013

A New Earswick family who can't afford to pay £40 for a bigger bin to cope with their rubbish have a had a visit from a York Council officer today.

Iain Pearson, who's a Waste Strategy Officer for the authority, visited Wayne Boyce and his other half Claire and their three children to try and find ways to help them reduce the amount of rubbish they produce.

It was hoped a visit might help the family cut their waste so it would fit into their normal sized rubbish bin, rather than the larger bin which York Council says they are entitled to, but have to pay £40 for, which the family say they can't afford.

Minster FM's been trying to help the family get a solution to the problem, our reporter Kevin Larkin went along and recorded the visit.

Wayne says he's grateful to Iain for visiting him and seeing if he could fix the problem, Iain Pearson's report will now be put to council bosses along with Minster FM's request on Wayne's behalf for him to be loaned a bigger bin.

We'll keep you updated on this story if there are any developments.

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