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The Apple Doesn't Fall Far from the Tree


In Connah's Quay, Wales, John Mason was cleaning up his yard and placed grass clippings and dozens of apples that had fallen from his trees into his garden waste bin to be picked up. When he went to get the bin, he found that not only had sanitation workers not emptied it, they'd slapped a "contaminated" sticker on it. Council officials told Mason that the apples were kitchen waste, not garden waste, and they weren't going to collect them.