Pay-per-bag waste tax to start in France

Dordogne is to become the first department to charge all its households a separate bill for waste disposal.

It will be introduced progressively from January 2021 to 2023 but many locals are already unhappy, as it is expected to increase bills.

Each household will have a code the dustmen will scan on door-to-door collections, or a badge to access communal bins which record each visit.

For a family of four with dustmen coming to the door and a 240litre bin, they will pay 260-300/year for 12 visits a year plus €12 for ...

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