Waste Management Act 1996
Recovery of waste by local authorities.
31.— (1) A local authority may—
( a) engage or participate in the recovery of waste, and for that purpose may enter into one or more agreements with any other local authority or other person,
( b) buy or otherwise acquire waste for the purpose of recovering it,
( c) use, sell or otherwise dispose of any material or thing, including energy, recovered from waste.
(2) For the purpose of subsection (1), “ local authority” includes the corporation of a borough of any kind and the council of an urban district.