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Domestic Waste: Waste Disposal

Volume 487: debated on Wednesday 11 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether waste collection authorities are indemnified for making household waste collections on private roads. (252325)

Section 46(5)(b) of the Environmental Protection Act 1990 (EPA) requires waste collection authorities to ensure that arrangements have been made as to liability for any damage arising out of receptacles being placed on a highway.

It is for the local authority concerned to ensure it is properly covered in all circumstances.