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Wheelie Bins

Volume 450: debated on Friday 20 October 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what guidance her Department has provided to local authorities on the use of microchips in wheelie bins. (94617)

I have been asked to reply.

The Government have not issued advice to local authorities concerning the use of microchips in wheelie bins. However, a report by The Waste & Resources Action Programme (WRAP), a Defra-funded body, references technology associated with microchips in wheelie bins as an example of ways in which local authorities can measure the tonnage of household waste recycled. The report, entitled ‘Improving the Performance of Waste Diversion Schemes: A Good Practice Guide to Monitoring and Evaluation’, is available on the WRAP website at:

http://www.wrap.org.uk/document.rm?id=2646