Non-Recyclable Waste

Meeting: 
MQT on 2006-11-18
Session date: 
November 18, 2006
Reference: 
2006/2355
Question By: 
Bob Blackman
Organisation: 
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

What is your reaction to suggestions that householders should be forced to pay by weight or volume for the collection of non-recyclable waste?

Answer

Answer for Non-Recyclable Waste

Answer for Non-Recyclable Waste

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Before a proper debate on direct charging can occur, all London boroughs must offer their residents consistent and high quality waste and recycling services. A change in the public's attitude would also be needed to avoid significant increases in illegal dumping of rubbish.Direct charging would only work effectively if introduced London-wide, not on a borough by borough basis, as it would be untenable to have a `free' service on one side of the street, in one borough, and charging on the other side in a different borough.