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Deregulation Act - household waste receptacles

During the government's Deregulation Bill's passage through the House of Lords, we sought amendments to clauses on waste receptacles

  • By jennifer.sibley

Waste Bins

The Deregulation Act provisions add more stages and regulations in the enforcement of waste collection adding costs and time to the work of boroughs.

We opposed Clause 44 of the Deregulation Act 2015 on enforcement of waste receptacles, because it undermines the decriminalised system introduced in London through the London Local Authorities Act 2007. The provisions came into force on 15 June 2015.  

We opposed Clause 44 and worked with a number of peers from across political parties to table amendments seeking London's exclusion from the government's proposals.

Our amendments were not successful and we have produced a Members Briefing setting out the implications of Clause 58 of the Deregulation Act 2015 for boroughs (clauses change during a Bill's passage and the final clauses were numbered under Clause 58). Accessing this briefing requires a Member Login. Officers can request the briefing from Jennifer Sibley.