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Stepney 1934

[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for Stepney]

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(b) Collection of House and Trade Refuse.—The Committee purchased six
new metal moving floor refuse collection vehicles, enabling one
section of the eastern half of the borough to be reorganised whereby
refuse is now collected from the premises in this area at least twice
weekly, which system is functioning satisfactorily.
(c) Horse Transport.—The purchase from time to time of new mechanical
vehicles has resulted in the disposal of the remainder of the Council's
horses during 1934.
(d) Disposal of Refuse.—Following widespread investigation, the Council
entered into a new contract, with the existing contractor, for the
removal of refuse by barge, the main feature of the revised contract
being the disposal of all refuse by "controlled" tipping, in accordance
with the suggestions issued by the Minister of Health.


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