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Commercial Waste

Volume 508: debated on Thursday 25 March 2010

14. To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether he plans to review arrangements for the collection of commercial waste following its recent redefinition. (324062)

A change in the definition of municipal waste will not alter local authority responsibilities on commercial waste. The vast majority of commercial waste is managed by the private sector and we do not expect this to change. However, we do want to promote more sorting and recycling of commercial waste and have a number of measures in place including funding for pilot trade waste recycling points and collection schemes.