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Domestic Waste: Waste Disposal

Volume 491: debated on Thursday 23 April 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) which waste collection authorities have installed microchips in household bins; (269888)

(2) what guidance his Department has issued to waste collection authorities on the use of electronic systems to monitor household waste flows.

DEFRA does not collect information on which waste collection authorities have installed microchips in household bins to date and has not issued any advice or guidance on the use of electronic systems to monitor household waste flows. Decisions on collection systems—including the use of microchip or other technology—are rightly for local authorities.