Recycling and Trafalgar Square

MQT on 2006-07-12
Session date: 
July 12, 2006
Question By: 
Darren Johnson
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


What proportion of waste collected in Trafalgar Square is recycled?


Answer for Recycling and Trafalgar Square

Answer for Recycling and Trafalgar Square

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Of the 31,860 kilograms of waste collected on Trafalgar Square from 1 January to 31 May 2006, 12,060 kilograms, or approximately 37%, has been recycled.

The recycled material is made up of paper, cardboard, green waste, glass, plastic, and cans. Beginning in November of 2004, when recycling bins were placed on the Square, the recycling rate has increased from 25% in 2004, 30% in 2005 to today's figure of 37%.