Wednesday, 4 October 2006
Department of Environment, Heritage and Local Government
Question 176: To ask the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government if he will amend the legislation for licensing domestic waste collection in order that minimum standards of service are available to consumers; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [31020/06]
I have recently published a consultation paper on the possible regulation of the waste sector. Submissions have been invited on whether there is a need for a regulator for the sector, on what model of regulator might be most appropriate and on what powers any such regulator should be given. Among the possible powers discussed in the paper is the power to determine waste movements. Submissions in response to the consultation paper are being taken until 6 October, and I will then consider what policy proposals to take forward.