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Schools could shut over Rome's garbage crisis

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Schools could shut over Rome's garbage crisis
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Rome is facing a rubbish collection crisis that could mean many schools remain closed when the Christmas holidays end on Monday.

The Italian capital has long had a waste disposal issue - but a fire which destroyed the city’s main incinerator has exacerbated the crisis and angry residents have since added to the problems by burning skips in a protest at the lack of action from the authorities.

The President of the Association of school principals has written to the mayor warning many schools will not be able to open because of the situation.