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Waste Disposal

Volume 172: debated on Thursday 17 May 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will list the special waste disposal facilities operational in the west midlands area.

This information is not held centrally. It is the responsibility of waste disposal authorities to make details of disposal site licences available for public inspection. I understand that the west midlands hazardous waste unit, based at Walsall, should be able to provide the information the hon. Member seeks.

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will give an estimate of the volume of (a) household waste, (b) industrial waste and (c) special waste produced in the west midlands area and disposed of in the west midlands area for each of the next five years.

Regional estimates are not held centrally. It is for waste disposal authorities in preparing and reviewing waste disposal plans under section 2 of the Control of Pollution Act 1974, to include future estimates of the kinds of quantities of controlled waste arisings and disposals in their area based upon relevant survey work. I understand that the west midlands joint committee is currently preparing a revised plan for its area.