HC Deb 18 December 1995 vol 268 c922W
Mr. Wigley

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will introduce regulations to require the controlled safe disposal of all containers used to store toxic materials and harmful chemicals. [5429]

Mr. Clappison

Containers classified as controlled waste must be managed and disposed of in accordance with sections 33 and 34 of the Environmental Protection Act 1990. In some circumstances, the containers may be "Special Waste" and subject to the additional controls in the 1980 Control of pollution (Special Waste) Regulations. These regulations are being revised following public consultation earlier in the year.

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