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(1)The recycling, preparation for re-use and composting targets are specified in subsections (2) and (3).
(2)A local authority must secure the recovery, by means of any of the operations specified in subsection (5), of at least the target amount of its municipal waste from–
(a)each target financial year, and
(b)each subsequent financial year until the next target financial year.
(3)In the following table–
(a)column 1 specifies the target amount for a target financial year (and the financial years falling within subsection (2)(b)), and
(b)column 2 specifies the target financial year to which the target amount in the corresponding entry in column 1 applies.
|Target amount||Target financial year|
(4)The Welsh Ministers may amend this table by order.
(5)The operations referred to in subsection (2) are–
(b)preparation for re-use;
(c)composting (including any other form of transformation by biological processes).
(6)The Welsh Ministers may make provision by order for establishing whether waste is recycled, prepared for re-use, or composted for the purposes of the targets under this section.
(7)A local authority that does not meet a recycling, preparation for re-use and composting target is liable to a penalty to be paid to the Welsh Ministers.
(8)For the purposes of this section, a local authority’s municipal waste from a target financial year is the total amount by weight of each of the following–
(a)all waste collected in that year by a local authority under section 45 of the Environmental Protection Act 1990;
(b)all waste deposited in that year at places provided by a local authority under subsections (1)(b) and (3) of section 51 of that Act;
(c)such other waste as may be specified by order of the Welsh Ministers.
(9)In this section, “financial year” means a period of 12 months ending on 31 March.
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