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Waste Disposal

Volume 486: debated on Tuesday 13 January 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps his Department is taking to assist local authorities in the disposal of waste stored in warehouses and other storage facilities. (242796)

With the aim of helping local authorities, DEFRA is taking the following steps:

(i) supporting the Environment Agency in relaxing the rules on storage of recyclable wastes;

(ii) encouraging the Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP), and other bodies to help identify alternative market outlets for recyclable wastes, both domestic and international.