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Waste Disposal: Domestic Wastes

Volume 471: debated on Monday 28 January 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) which local authorities have now ceased weekly collections of residual household rubbish according to records held by (a) his Department and (b) Waste and Resources Action Programme across the United Kingdom; (176549)

(2) which local authorities in the United Kingdom have alternate weekly collections of household rubbish according to records held by (a) his Department and (b) the Waste and Resources Action Programme; and on what date the alternate weekly collection was introduced in each case;

(3) which local authorities are undertaking pilot schemes in relation to introducing alternate weekly collections of household rubbish according to the Waste and Resources Action Programme records.

The Waste and Resources Action Programme's (WRAP) most recent list of local authorities providing an alternate weekly collection (AWC) service is shown in the following list. Most local authorities have weekly collections, alternating collection services—one week for recyclables, one week for residual waste—but a number of scheme types exist and this includes cases where recyclables are collected every week. This list represents WRAP's best understanding at present of local authorities operating or implementing such schemes.

Any funding allocated to local authorities in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland is a devolved matter for the Scottish Parliament, the Welsh Assembly Government and the Northern Ireland Executive.

Neither DEFRA nor WRAP record the date on which individual local authorities change the frequency of waste collections.

Local authorities operating less than weekly residual waste collections1

Alnwick District Council

Amber Valley

Ashfleld District Council

Aylesbury Vale District Council2

Babergh District Council

Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council

Bassetlaw District Council

Berwick-upon-Tweed Borough Council

Blackpool Borough Council

Blyth Valley Borough Council

Boston Borough Council

Braintree District Council

Breckland District Council

Bridgnorth District Council

Bristol City Council

Broadland District Council

Bromsgrove District Council

Broxtowe Borough Council

Burnley Borough Council

Cambridge City Council

Cannock Chase District Council

Canterbury City Council

Carlisle City Council

Castle Morpeth Borough Council

Charnwood Borough Council

Cherwell District Council

Chesterfield Borough Council

Chichester District Council

Chiltern District Council

Chorley Borough Council

Copeland Borough Council

Corby Borough Council

Crewe & Nantwich Borough Council

Dacorum Borough Council

Daventry District Council

Derby City Council

Derwentside District Council

Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council

East Hampshire District Council

East Lindsey District Council

Eastleigh Borough Council

Ellesmere Port and Neston Borough Council

Epping Borough Council

Erewash Borough Council

Exeter City Council

Fenland District Council

Forest Heath District Council

Fylde Borough Council

Gedling Borough Council

Gosport Borough Council

Great Yarmouth Borough Council

Hambleton District Council

Harborough District Council

Hartlepool Borough Council

Havant Borough Council

Hertsmere Borough Council

Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council

High Peak Borough Council

Huntingdonshire District Council

Hyndburn Borough Council

Ipswich Borough Council

Kennet District Council

Kettering Borough Council

Kirklees Metropolitan Borough Council

Lancaster City Council

Lichfield District Council

Lincoln City Council

London Borough of Harrow

Macclesfield Borough Council

Mansfield District Council

Melton Borough Council

Mendip District Council

Mid Bedfordshire District Council

Mid Devon District Council

Mid Suffolk District Council

Mid Sussex District Council

Mole Valley District Council

Newark and Sherwood District Council

North Devon District Council

North Hertfordshire District Council

North Kesteven District Council

North Lincolnshire Council

North Norfolk District Council

North Shropshire District Council

North West Leicestershire District Council

Northampton Borough Council

Nottingham City Council

Oldham Metropolitan Borough Council2

Oswestry Borough Council

Oxford City Council

Pendle Borough Council

Peterborough City Council

Preston Borough Council

Purbeck District Council

Reading Borough Council

Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council

Redditch Borough Council

Richmondshire District Council

Rochdale MBC

Rochford District Council

Rossendale Borough Council

Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council

Royal Borough of Kingston-upon-Thames2

Rushcliffe Borough Council

Rushmoor Borough Council2

Ryedale District Council

Scarborough Borough Council

Sefton MBC

Shepway District Council

Shrewsbury and Atcham Borough Council

South Buckinghamshire District Council2

South Cambridgeshire District Council

South Derbyshire District Council

South Gloucestershire Council

South Hams District Council

South Kesteven District Council

South Lakeland District Council

South Norfolk District Council

South Northamptonshire Council

South Ribble Borough Council

South Shropshire District Council

South Somerset District Council

South Staffordshire District Council

St. Edmundsbury Borough Council

Staffordshire Moorlands District Council

Suffolk Coastal District Council2

Swale Borough Council

Swindon Borough Council

Tamworth Borough Council

Taunton Deane Borough Council

Teignbridge District Council

Telford and Wrekin Borough Council

Test Valley Borough Council

Tonbridge and Mailing Borough Council

Torbay Council

Tunbridge Wells Borough Council

Tynedale District Council

Uttlesford District Council

Vale Royal Borough Council

Wansbeck District Council

Waveney District Council

Waverley Borough Council

Wealden District Council

Wellingborough Borough Council

West Lancashire District Council

West Wiltshire District Council

Weymouth and Portland Borough Council

Winchester City Council

Wirral MBC

Woking Borough Council

Worcester City Council

Wycombe District Council

Wyre Borough Council

Wyre Forest District Council

York City Council

1 Not all schemes are borough wide.

2 Trial

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the destination was of garden waste collected from residents’ homes by each waste collection authority in Hampshire in the latest period for which figures are available. (176883)

All local authorities report the destination of their collected municipal waste to WasteDataFlow. The table shows the reported destinations of green waste or other compostable waste (both categories will include waste from gardens) sent for composting by Hampshire county council and its waste collection authorities during January to March 2007.

The destination list in WasteDataFlow that authorities can report against is populated by the Environment Agency’s lists of licensed sites. These are identified as the location (by postcode) along with the waste processor that owns the site. Some material will go to sites which are exempt from a waste management licence. These are identified as ‘Other/exempt’ in the list. In these cases, further details on the location of destination sites are not recorded.

Municipal green waste and other compostable waste by destination as reported by Hampshire county council and its waste collection authorities (January to March 2006-07)



Tonnage sent

Material type

Winchester City Council

Onyx (Hampshire) Ltd—RG25 2NS


Green waste only

Test Valley Borough Council

Onyx (Hampshire) Ltd, SO20 6BU


Green waste only

Rushmoor Borough Council



Green waste only

New Forest District Council

Eco—Composting Limited, BH23 6BG


Green waste only

Havant Borough Council

Onyx (Hampshire) Ltd, PO16 8TR


Green waste only

Hart District Council

Onyx (Hampshire) Ltd—RG25 2NS


Green waste only

Gosport Borough Council

Onyx (Hampshire) Ltd, PO16 8TR


Green waste only

Fareham Borough Council



Green waste only

Eastleigh Borough Council



Green waste only

Eastleigh Borough Council



Other compostable waste

East Hampshire District Council

Onyx (Hampshire) Ltd—RG25 2NS


Green waste only

Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council

Onyx (Hampshire) Ltd—RG25 2NS


Green waste only

Hampshire County Council



Green waste only

Hampshire County Council

Onyx (Hampshire) Ltd, PO16 8TR


Green waste only

Hampshire County Council

Onyx (Hampshire) Ltd, SO20 6BU


Green waste only

Hampshire County Council

Onyx (Hampshire) Ltd—RG25 2NS


Green waste only


WasteDataFlow (Question 19)