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The Waste Measure 2010

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The Waste Measure was passed by the National Assembly on 02 November 2010 and received Royal Approval on 15 December 2010.

The proposed (Wales) Waste Measure 2010 was laid before the National Assembly on 22 February 2010.

The Measure covers four main areas:

  • It supports our work to introduce a mandatory charge for carrier bags. If the voluntary agreement with retailers fails to deliver satisfactory outcomes, the Measure will allow the Welsh Ministers to ensure that retailers pass the carrier bag charges on to specified environmental projects. The proposed carrier bag charge will come into force in spring 2011.

  • It sets targets for the percentage of waste that local authorities recycle or compost. The Measure will allow us to impose fines on local authorities failing to meet those targets.  

  • It enables us to ban or restrict certain wastes from landfill in Wales.

  • It allows us to introduce fees and charging schemes for Site Waste Management Plans for the Construction and Demolition sector.

Copies of the Explanatory Memorandum and Notes are available below.

The Waste Measure was passed by the National Assembly on 02 November 2010 and received Royal Approval on 15 December 2010.

The Measure is available on the Legislation website.

Visit: Waste (Wales) Measure 2010: Legislation website (external link)

Information on how the Waste Measure was scrutinised can be obtained from the National Assembly for Wales.

Visit: Proposed Waste (Wales) Measure: National Assembly for Wales (external link)