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Waste Disposal: Complaints

Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 10th September 2013.

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Photo of Helen Jones Helen Jones Shadow Minister (Communities and Local Government)

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many complaints he has received about bin blight in the last six months.

Photo of Brandon Lewis Brandon Lewis The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Communities and Local Government

holding answer 4 September 2013

The Department does not hold this information. However, since the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, my right hon. Friend Mr Pickles, made an announcement on 16 August to tackle bin blight (unsightly bin clutter), the Department has received over 60 letters of enthusiastic support for this stance from members of the public. The Government is to publish new guidance which will require suitable provision to be made for proper waste storage in new homes. This will help avoid bins dominating residential streets or contributing to increased odour and roadside litter. This is part of our wider programme of tackling the failed waste collection policies of the last Administration, and protecting the local amenity and local services of hard-working people.

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