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Waste Management: Domestic Wastes

Volume 474: debated on Monday 21 April 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs which waste collection authorities have introduced alternate weekly collections and subsequently reinstated weekly collections of residual household rubbish. (199583)

The following table represents our best understanding of which waste collection authorities, having introduced alternate weekly collections, have subsequently reinstated weekly collections of residual household rubbish. However, due to the often rapid changes in this area, it is unlikely to be completely up to date.

Local authorities that have reverted back to weekly collections

Region

Local authority

Comment

North-west

Blackburn with Darwen

North-west

Bolton MBC

From August 2007

North-west

Bury MBC

Rolled out to 14,000 households

Eastern

Chelmsford

Eastern

East Cambridgeshire

Trial withdrawn autumn 2007

Yorkshire and Humber

Leeds city

Trial in 1994 on two collection rounds. Withdrawn after six months

London

London borough of Sutton

West midlands

Nuneaton and Bedworth

Scheme pulled after 1 month due to delay in awarding dry recycling contract

South-west

Plymouth

South-east

Southampton city

Service rolled out to 26,000 households (2 collection rounds) - reverted back in 2004