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The Waste and Contaminated Land (Northern Ireland) Order 1997


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Disposal of waste

25.—(1) Each district council shall make arrangements—

(a)for the disposal of any waste collected or removed under Article 20; and

(b)for the provision of places at which persons may deposit their household waste at all reasonable times free of charge and for the disposal of waste so deposited.

(2) Without prejudice to a district council’s powers apart from the following provisions of this paragraph, a district council for the purpose of paragraph (1)(a) may provide within or outside its district—

(a)places at which to deposit waste before the council transfers it to a place or plant or equipment provided under sub-paragraph (b); and

(b)places at which to dispose of or recycle the waste and plant or equipment for recycling, processing or otherwise disposing of it.

(3) Paragraphs (5) and (6) of Article 20 shall have effect in relation to the disposal of waste under this Article as if the reference in sub-paragraph (a) of that paragraph (5) to the collection of waste under that Article included a reference to the disposal of waste under this Article and the disposal of anything produced from waste belonging to the council.

(4) Any place provided under paragraph (1)(b) shall either be situated within the district of the council or, if not so situated, be reasonably accessible to persons resident in that district; and a district council may, without prejudice to the generality of paragraph (1)(b), determine that any such place shall be available for the deposit of household waste of such descriptions only as are specified in the determination.

(5) A district council may permit another person to use facilities provided by the council under this Article and may provide for the use of another person any such facilities as the council may provide under this Article; and—

(a)subject to sub-paragraph (b), the council shall make a reasonable charge in respect of the use by another person of the facilities unless the council considers it appropriate not to make a charge;

(b)no charge shall be made under this paragraph in respect of household waste; and

(c)anything delivered to the council by another person in the course of using the facilities shall belong to the council and may be dealt with accordingly.

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