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London Local Authorities Act 2007

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20Regulations relating to receptacles for household waste

(1)A borough council who have a duty by virtue of section 45(1)(a) of the 1990 Act to arrange for the collection of household waste from any premises, may make regulations requiring occupiers of such premises to place household waste for collection in receptacles of a kind and number specified.

(2)A council may amend or revoke any regulations made under subsection (1) above.

(3)Section 46 (2) to (5) of the 1990 Act (receptacles for houshold waste) shall apply in relation to any requirements contained in regulations made under subsection (1) above as if those requirements were made under section 46 (1) of that Act.

(4)Any requirement contained in such regulations which relate to the periods during which receptacles should be placed on the highway shall be unenforceable by the council as respects any side of a road if the requirements are not described in a sign displayed on that side of the road.

(5)The council shall cause to be published in at least two newspapers circulating in the borough notice—

(a)of the making, amendment or revocation of any regulations under subsection (1) above, the date on which the regulations are to come into force, or be amended or revoked, as the case may be, and the general effect of the regulations, the amendment or the revocation; and

(b)stating (except in the case of a revocation)—

(i)an address at which the regulations can be inspected during reasonable office hours and purchased for a reasonable amount; and

(ii)a website address at which the regulations can be viewed.

(6)The date on which the regulations are to come into force, be amended or be revoked, as the case may be, shall not be earlier than the expiration of one month from the publication of the notice under subsection (5) above.

(7)Sections 63(1) (waste other than controlled waste), 78 (radioactive substances) and 96 (application of Part II) of the 1990 Act shall apply to the provisions of this section as they apply to the provisions of Part II of that Act.

(8)In this section—

  • “receptacle” has the meaning given to it by section 46 of the 1990 Act;

  • “waste” and “household waste” have the meanings given to them by section 75 of the 1990 Act.

(9)In this section and section 46 (2) to (6) of the 1990 Act as applied by subsection (3) above, “specified” means specified in regulations made under subsection (1) above.

(10)Nothing in this section affects the ability of a borough council to serve notices under section 46 of the 1990 Act (receptacles for household waste).

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