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Hazardous Substances: Waste Disposal

Volume 485: debated on Monday 15 December 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much hazardous waste was sent to landfill in each of the last three years. (240892)

The amount of hazardous waste landfilled in each of the last three years was:

Tonnes

2005

1,010,700

2006

900,000

2007

850,000

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of arrangements for the management of hazardous waste; and if he will make a statement. (241710)

Government set out the detailed arisings, trends and projections on hazardous waste in Waste Strategy for England 2007 (annex C9). The document includes an analysis of facility needs for England in order to cope with changes in legislation affecting the management of hazardous waste. That analysis identified priority needs for certain facilities, which continue to exist. We are working closely with the Environment Agency and the waste sector to help develop a more detailed picture of facility needs and to develop the strategy to help realise those facilities.