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Domestic Wastes: Meat

Volume 473: debated on Thursday 13 March 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what guidance (a) his Department and (b) the Waste Resources Action Programme have issued on the inclusion of uncooked meat in organic household waste collections. (193154)

The Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP), with funding from my Department, has supported a number of local authorities to conduct trials of food waste collections. WRAPROTATE (Recycling and Organics Technical Advisory Team) has provided advice on the design and roll out of the trials. Although no written guidance has been produced, WRAP’s advice to local authorities taking part in the trials or seeking advice from ROTATE, is that if meat (cooked or uncooked) is collected as part of a separate food or organic waste collection service, that waste must be treated at a facility that is approved under the Animal By-Products Regulations.