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Funds for WEEE sites should be sufficient

Local authorities are generally expected to be better off if they register their civic amenity (CA) sites as designated collection facilities (DCFs) for waste electronic and electrical equipment (WEEE) according to the Local Authority Recycling Advisory Committee (LARAC).

Responding to concerns from the Local Government Association (LGA) that there was no money on the table for councils to run DCF sites, LARAC policy officer Neil Ferris said it would be important for LARAC to ensure central Government did not reduce the current level of funding given for the segregation of materials required by law.

As long as Government retains the funding levels in place there should be sufficient resources.

LARAC needs to ensure that Government follows the line it said it would. What we dont want is Government to take the money off authorities as it thinks we dont need it anymore, he said.

But with WEEE being a relatively small proportion of the overall waste scheme Ferris pointed out that the Government had currently made no firm proposals as to how it was going to deal with the shortfall of funds needed to deal with waste.

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