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Waste Disposal: Domestic Wastes

Environment Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 10th January 2008.

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Photo of Eric Pickles Eric Pickles Shadow Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what estimate he has made of the additional revenue to be raised from new bin taxes on family homes.

Photo of Joan Ruddock Joan Ruddock Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) (Climate Change, Biodiversity and Waste)

No additional revenue will be raised from waste incentive schemes because local authorities must return any revenue they raise to residents, through rebates for those producing low levels of waste.

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