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Mile End 1890

[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for Hamlet of Mile End Old Town]

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REMOVAL OF DUST.

The quantity of refuse collected from houses by your carts and men during the year was 15 ,443 loads, being 557 loads more than were collected in 1889-90.

Table Shelving Cost for past Three Years.

1889.1890.1891.
£5.d.£s.d.£s.d.
Wages of dustmen78062Wages of dustmen82287Wages of dustmen975151
Keep of horses = 3,954 working days102190Keep of horses = 3,858 working days10 7706Keep of horses = 3,922 working days106242
Horse hire for dusting330Horse hire for dusting576
£1,804182£1,89991£2,04369
This is equal to about 2/7½ per load for collection and carting.This is equal to about 2/7¾ per load for collection and carting
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