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"With landfill tax on the rise, North London Waste Authority is urging people in Barnet to recycle more and save money.
"From April 1 the tax on sending a tonne of waste to landfill went up from £64 to £72.
"As a result, the waste authority, which disposes of waste produced by the 1.7 million residents of north London, wants people to increase the amount of refuse they recycle, from 30 per cent to 50 per cent by 2020. [But possibly not more that that, because it might result in penalty clauses in 25-year procurement contracts.]