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Pyrolysis Plants

Volume 453: debated on Monday 27 November 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the frequency of waste collection is, broken down by local authorities which (a) directly operate and (b) subcontract the operation of pyrolysis plants. (102606)

The Environment Agency has no record of any English local authority directly operating or subcontracting the operation of a pyrolysis plant.

The Environmental Protection Act 1990 (ERA) places a duty on all waste collection authorities to arrange for the collection of household waste, but does not stipulate how often collections should occur. Local authorities are best placed to make decisions on the waste management strategy for their communities and how these are undertaken.