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.
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.