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Reconsider incentive plans but avoid further delays

Following a critical report on Government pay-as-you-throw pilot schemes, Larac has said plans should be reconsidered as current proposals are not easy for local authorities (LAs) to implement.

Chairman Lee Marshall said: We think that LAs should have the power to implement pay-as-you-throw but not the obligation. Weve worked with the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) to find a way that pay-as-you-throw could work for LAs. But the current Defra proposals are still not easy for them to implement.

Im not saying that such schemes should be scrapped but it should be reconsidered. However, reconsidering the schemes should not delay the process. Any alternatives need to come back straight away with what they are going to do.

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