Holiday Accommodation: Waste Disposal

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 25th September 2018.

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Photo of Baroness Gardner of Parkes Baroness Gardner of Parkes Conservative

To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of short-term holidays lets on the capacity of local authorities to provide sufficient domestic and business rubbish collections.

Photo of Baroness Gardner of Parkes Baroness Gardner of Parkes Conservative

To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of whether local authorities require any additional support or powers to address any increases in the amount and frequency of waste to be disposed of as a result of short-term holiday lets.

Photo of Lord Gardiner of Kimble Lord Gardiner of Kimble The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

Waste arising from short-term holiday lets is regarded as commercial waste and in accordance with Section 45(4) of the Environmental Protection Act 1990 local authorities are able to levy a charge for its collection. The Government has therefore not made an assessment of whether local authorities require additional support or powers to address any increases in the amount and frequency of waste to be disposed of as a result of short-term holiday lets.

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