Waste Management: Refuse Collection

House of Lords written question – answered at on 2 July 2009.

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Photo of Lord Taylor of Holbeach Lord Taylor of Holbeach Shadow Minister, Environment, Food & Rural Affairs, Shadow Minister, Work & Pensions

To ask Her Majesty's Government what percentage of households are required to use a wheeled bin for disposal of waste materials.

Photo of Lord Davies of Oldham Lord Davies of Oldham Deputy Chief Whip (House of Lords), HM Household, Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Captain of the Queen's Bodyguard of the Yeomen of the Guard (HM Household) (Deputy Chief Whip, House of Lords) , Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) (and Deputy Chief Whip)

In England, of the 22.7 million dwellings, 63 per cent of them use wheeled bins for the collection of residual (black bag) waste.

Sources: WasteDataFlow for municipal waste data; Valuation Office for dwelling stock figures.

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