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Recycling

Volume 488: debated on Monday 23 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what estimate (a) his Department, (b) the Environment Agency and (c) the Waste and Resources Action Programme have made of the cost to local authorities of storing paper collected from households for recycling in 2008-09. (252396)

DEFRA, the Environment Agency and the Waste and Resources Action Programme have not made an estimate of the cost to local authorities of storing paper collected from households for recycling. However, the Environment Agency has reported that it has not seen significant increases in requests for additional storage capacity for recyclable materials.

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what estimate has been made of the percentage of municipal waste consisting of recyclable material landfilled by local authorities in England in the last 12 months which could have been recycled. (256375)