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LGA responds to new litter-tackling powers announced by Defra

“The LGA has long called for councils to have greater powers to tackle litter, which is a blight on the communities we serve, and these measures are a hugely positive step in the right direction."

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LGA responds to fly-tipping statistics

Cllr Martin Tett, the LGA’s Environment spokesman, responds to the Government’s latest data on fly-tipping.

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LGA responds to DEFRA announcement of a new litter innovation fund

“Litter and fly-tipping costs council taxpayers around £1 billion a year. We would now urge Government to build further on this encouraging step and hand councils the powers they need to rid communities of litter."

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Councils respond to LGO report on waste collection complaints

“Councils know that having a reliable and efficient waste collection and recycling service is hugely important to residents."

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Councils respond to Government air quality plan

Councils want to switch their focus from simply monitoring air quality to improving air quality.

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LGA responds to the Government's new litter strategy  

LGA Lord Porter says road litter is a big problem for councils at a time when they are experiencing significant budget pressures.

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LGA responds to new fly-tipping statistics

LGA Environment spokesperson Cllr Judith Blake responded to new fly-tipping statistics, which show councils dealt with 936,000 fly-tipping incidents in 2015/16.