We would like to thank everyone who contributed to our review of the Controlled Waste Regulations (1992) – whether by sending a formal written response, or by being involved in the workshops and meetings which helped to shape the consultation document.
The majority of respondents agreed with most of our proposals, and we intend to legislate accordingly in those areas. This report addresses the issues where there was less consensus among consultees, where consultees have convinced us that our intended approach was wrong, or where there were significant misunderstanding of the purpose and effect of the proposals.
We must begin by re-iterating that our proposals make no change to the charges that local authorities may make to householders. All our proposed changes affect only premises occupied by institutions and businesses.