Waste Strategy: Implications for local authorities


Committee information



1 Consistency of services

Consultation within Government and with local authorities

Inter-departmental consultation

Principle of choice and flexibility for local authorities

What is collected vs. how it is collected

Calls to retain flexibility

Prevention of waste

Dry Recyclables

Consistency in the collection of dry recyclable materials

Weekly food waste collections

Fortnightly residual waste collections

Free garden waste collections

Chasing tonnage

Calls for local flexibility

Subsidising wealthier homeowners

Value for money

Deposit Return Scheme

Calls for a deferral of the scheme

2 Financial implications

Extended Producer Responsibility

Operation of the fund

A long-term source of funding

Funding for new services

Reliability of the Government’s Impact Assessments

Renegotiation of existing contracts

A distinctive geography

A need for short-term contracts

Multiple, mandatory contract renewals

Need for new infrastructure

3 Further considerations


The link between incineration and recycling

Incineration tax

Two-tier authorities

Fundamental review of delivery and governance models

Conclusions and recommendations

Formal minutes


Published written evidence

List of Reports from the Committee during the current Parliament

Published: 5 September 2019