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Domestic Wastes: Waste Disposal

Volume 460: debated on Thursday 17 May 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) if he will issue guidance to local authorities on the frequency of refuse collections; and if he will make a statement; (135797)

(2) what recent guidance he has provided to local councils on the frequency of waste collection services; and if he will make a statement.

[holding answers 8 and 14 May 2007]: Decisions on the best way to collect waste are rightly a matter for local authorities, not central Government. However, my Department has funded research and guidance through the Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP) to assist local authorities in carrying out their operations in their chosen manner efficiently and effectively.