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LGA: Councils battling 20,000 fly-tipping incidents a week

Latest fly-tipping statistics for England 2019/20 show that local authorities were forced to clear up just under 1 million (976,000) fly-tipping incidents, from tarmac and asbestos, to tyres and even a boat.

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LGA responds to Environment Bill announcement in Queen’s Speech

"We are pleased to see the reintroduction of the Environment Bill. The legacy of the COVID-19 pandemic must be that we grasp the opportunity to protect and enhance our natural environment and tackle the climate emergency."

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LGA responds to launch of consistent recycling consultation

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

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Councils spearheading national climate change effort

To mark Earth Day, the Local Government Association, which represents councils in England and Wales, is highlighting impressive new statistics that shine a light on the work councils are doing.

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LGA: Over half a million tonnes of recycling is rejected at point of sorting

Non-recyclable materials being placed in the recycling bin contributed to more than half a million tonnes of household recycling being rejected at the point of sorting in 2019/20, the Local Government Association reveals today.

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LGA responds to green funding boost for 50,000 households

"Councils are leading the way tackling climate change and are committed to delivering green improvements, but have faced challenges with the competitive, short-term nature of grant funding, which requires councils to have sufficient staffing and capacity to apply."

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LGA responds to APPG for Energy Studies report into energy policies

We are pleased that the report supports the focus on place and giving local and regional organisations a key role in the delivery of net zero.

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LGA responds to Public Accounts Committee report on achieving net zero

We are very pleased that the Committee has backed our call for a national fiscal and policy framework for addressing the climate emergency.

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LGA responds to annual fly-tipping statistics

Fly-tipping is inexcusable. It is not only an eyesore for residents, but a serious public health risk, costing local taxpayers almost £50 million a year to clear up.

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LGA responds to Environmental Audit Committee report on putting nature and net zero at the heart of our economic recovery

“Long-term funding would empower councils to be able to properly plan activity focused on the needs of local communities as a whole to support the delivery of net zero.”