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Defra rejects concerns over early PAYT pilot take up

The Government has rejected concerns that local authorities have not yet signed up for its pilot financial recycling incentive scheme. A question about local authority take-up of pay-as-you-throw pilots was raised by MP Eric Pickles in Parliament last week.Waste Minister Joan Ruddock said: No authorities have yet come forward to formally express an interest in participating in a pilot waste incentive scheme. I wrote to local authorities on June 20 inviting them ...