LGA responds to launch of consistent recycling consultation

“We support the ambition to increase recycling and eliminate all avoidable waste by 2050."


Photo of empty glass bottles in clear recycling bag

Responding to the launch of the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs’ consultation on Consistency in Household and Business Recycling in England, Cllr David Renard, Environment spokesperson for the Local Government Association, said:

“Councils have been working tirelessly throughout the COVID-19 pandemic to ensure vital waste collection services continue and we are pleased to see a push from government to improve on the already encouraging 15.5 million tonnes of waste, recycling, reusing and composting collected by councils in 2019/20.

“We support the ambition to increase recycling and eliminate all avoidable waste by 2050.

“However, it is councils who know their local areas best and should be able to decide locally on how recycling and household waste is collected and what works for their residents. Any new requirements must also be fully funded.”