Queries about environmental issues

The Mayor is taking a range of actions to improve London’s environment, setting London on the path to a greener and cleaner future. Find out more about what we're doing.

Air pollution and air quality

The Mayor believes poor air quality is not only a public health issue but a matter of social justice. Read about what he is doing to tackle this issue.

Waste and recycling

The Mayor recently published his London Environment Strategy which is a long-term plan aiming to increase these recycling rates and reduce the amount of rubbish in London. Find out more about what we're doing.


Waste collections and litter

London's borough councils are responsible for your recycling and rubbish collections, including food waste, and also keeping our streets clean and tidy. You should contact your local council if you have a specific waste management issue.

Businesses must arrange their own recycling and rubbish collections. They can enter into an agreement with a private waste company or the borough council, if a commerical waste service is offered. 

Businesses must store their waste and present this for collection appropriately, ensuring it doesn’t become a source of litter. If business waste is not being stored properly, please contact your local council. 


Plastic Bottles 

The Mayor of London is working to improve access to free drinking water, helping to reduce the number of single-use plastic bottles in the capital.

Read more about this work and find out more about the Refill London scheme and #OneLess iniative

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