Waste Disposal: Fees and Charges

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 2nd July 2015.

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Photo of David Morris David Morris Conservative, Morecambe and Lunesdale

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many local authorities have imposed the Inert Waste Charges Scheme since 1 June 2015; and what the average fee charged in that scheme is.

Photo of Rory Stewart Rory Stewart The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

Defra does not keep statistics on which local authorities charge for inert waste, nor for the average fee charged. Decisions on charging are a matter for local authorities. Waste disposal authorities are under a duty to provide places where their residents may deposit household waste free of charge. However, not all waste from domestic property is ‘household’ waste for these purposes, and there is no duty to accept non-household waste at such sites.

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