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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.


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.


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."


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."


LGA responds to Government's 25-year Environment Plan

“We want to work with supermarkets and manufacturers so that we avoid having unrecyclable waste in the first place, and would urge them to switch to recyclable packaging where possible.”


LGA responds to Government announcement to tackle illegal waste

“Clearing up fly-tipping costs councils more than £57 million a year – money that could be spent on other services, like caring for the elderly, protecting children or tackling homelessness."

LGA responds to government measures on plastic recycling

Cllr Martin Tett, Local Government Association Environment spokesman, responds to the Government’s proposals to increase plastic recycling, including a deposit scheme for plastic bottles.


LGA responds to written ministerial statement on shale developments

“We are clear that it should be up to local communities to decide whether or not to host fracking operations in their areas."


LGA responds to Select Committee report on fracking

LGA spokesperson responds to a planning guidance report on fracking by MPs on the Housing, Communities and Local Government Select Committee.


LGA responds to NAO report on packaging recycling obligations

Councils have long called for the packaging industry to get around the table with us to reduce the amount of unrecyclable material that goes into packaging.