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Waste Minimisation Act 1998

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Waste Minimisation Act 1998

1998 CHAPTER 44

An Act to enable certain local authorities to make arrangements to minimise the generation of waste in their area; and for related purposes.

[19th November 1998]

Be it enacted by the Queen’s most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:—

1Power of certain local authorities to take steps to minimise generation of household, commercial or industrial waste

After section 63 of the [1990 c. 43.] Environmental Protection Act 1990 there is inserted—

Powers of waste collection authority or waste disposal authority in relation to generation of controlled waste

63APower to take steps to minimise generation of controlled waste

(1)A relevant authority may do, or arrange for the doing of, or contribute towards the expenses of the doing of, anything which in its opinion is necessary or expedient for the purpose of minimising the quantities of controlled waste, or controlled waste of any description, generated in its area.

(2)Where a relevant authority in England (“the first authority”) proposes to exercise any of its powers under subsection (1), it shall before doing so consult about the proposal every other relevant authority whose area includes all or part of the area of the first authority.

(3)In this section “relevant authority” means a waste collection authority or a waste disposal authority.

2Money

There shall be paid out of money provided by Parliament any increase attributable to any provision of this Act in the sums payable under any other enactment out of money so provided.

3Citation and extent

(1)This Act may be cited as the Waste Minimisation Act 1998.

(2)This Act does not extend to Northern Ireland.

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