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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 Lord Porter says road litter is a big problem for councils at a time when they are experiencing significant budget pressures.
“Councils know that having a reliable and efficient waste collection and recycling service is hugely important to residents."
“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."
“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.”
“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."
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.
“We are clear that it should be up to local communities to decide whether or not to host fracking operations in their areas."
LGA spokesperson responds to a planning guidance report on fracking by MPs on the Housing, Communities and Local Government Select Committee.
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.
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