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Domestic Rubbish

Volume 453: debated on Tuesday 28 November 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many fixed penalties were issued for (a) putting domestic rubbish in the wrong container, (b) leaving domestic rubbish out on the wrong day and (c) overfilling a wheelie bin with domestic rubbish in the last year for which figures are available. (104105)

Fixed penalty notices (FPN) for offences relating to waste receptacles under sections 46 and 47 of the Environmental Protection Act 1990 were introduced on the 6 April 2006, via the Clean Neighbourhoods and Environment Act.

FPN statistics are collected and reported on an annual basis. Local authorities will have until the end of June 2007 to return statistics to DEFRA for FPNs issued between April 2006 and March 2007. The statistics will then be released once they have been collated.