Listening to Islington: Our Policies - Cleaner and Greener Streets & Estates

Keeping our streets and estates clean is a basic service that the Council should deliver for every neighbourhood across Islington. But too many local people are facing the opposite.

Under Labour, fly-tipping is up by 23%, and litter bins across Islington are overflowing.

Less than 30% of our household waste is recycled – well below the London average of 34% and badly behind the England-wide average of over 40%. Meanwhile four of the top five local authorities with the highest percentage of household waste re-used, recycled, or sent for composting are led by Liberal Democrats

Our policies will boost recycling rates and give Islington the cleaner streets and estates residents deserve:

  • We will work with residents, businesses, and community groups to double Islington’s recycling rates.
  • We will work with local businesses to reduce plastic waste and provide a wider range of recycling options.
  • We will clean up Islington with more street sweepers, more bins, and a crackdown on fly tipping.
  • We will invest in modern technology to deal with residual waste, not Labour’s incinerator plans.

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