In response to questions from Local Authority Recycling Advisory Committee chairman Andy Doran, in a video interview at the LARAC annual conference, Morley said: Given the pressures on people with Council Tax, it is not a great time to charge. There doesnt need to be a charge [on waste], but there can be incentives instead.
Long term, I am not going to rule anything out. But over the short to medium term, I would prefer incentive schemes.
The minister also said that variable charging would only be considered if it was part of big changes to the entire waste collection service in England.