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Household Waste

Volume 498: debated on Thursday 29 October 2009

16. To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps his Department is taking together with local authorities to ensure household waste is dealt with effectively. (296317)

We have worked with local authorities to make great improvements in effectively managing household waste over the last 10 years: recycling rates have more than quadrupled.

We recognise there is still much more to do and the Government will continue to work with local authorities, and others, to move towards a zero waste nation.