Household Waste Recycling Act 2003

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The Household Waste Recycling Act 2003[1]
Long title An Act to make further provision regarding the collection, composting and recycling of household waste; and for connected purposes.
Citation 2003 c 29
Territorial extent England and Wales[2]
Royal assent 30 October 2003
Commencement 30 December 2003[3]
Text of statute as originally enacted
Revised text of statute as amended

The Household Waste Recycling Act 2003 (c 29) is an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom.

It has been suggested that this Act should be amended to increase the number of recyclable items that collection authorities must collect from households to at least seven.[4]

Section 5 - Short title, commencement and extent[edit]

Section 5(2) provides that the Act came into force at the end of the period of two months that began on the date on which it was passed. The word "months" means calendar months.[5] The day (that is to say, 30 October 2003) on which the Act was passed (that is to say, received royal assent) is included in the period of two months.[6] This means that the Act came into force on 30 December 2003.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ The citation of this Act by this short title is authorised by section 5(1) of this Act.
  2. ^ The Household Waste Recycling Act 2003, section 5(3)
  3. ^ The Household Waste Recycling Act 2003, section 5(2)
  4. ^ House of Lords Science and Technology Committee. 6th Report of Session 2007-08: Waste Reduction. Volume II. HL Paper 163-II. The Stationery Office. 2008. Page 445.
  5. ^ The Interpretation Act 1978, section 5 and Schedule 1
  6. ^ Hare v Gocher [1962] 2 QB 641, [1962] 2 All ER 673; Trow v Ind Coope (West Midlands) Ltd [1967] 2 QB 899 at 909, [1967] 2 All ER 900, CA.

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