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Domestic Wastes: Waste Management

Volume 479: debated on Monday 29 September 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what his policy is on the frequency of bin collections; and if he will make a statement. (224204)

[holding answer 17 September 2008]: DEFRA does not have a policy on the frequency of bin collections. It is the local authority’s duty to collect household waste and to reduce the amount of household waste being sent to landfill. They are best placed to make decisions on how they fulfil their duties, including the frequency of collections.