Christmas Waste (1)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2009-11-18
Session date: 
November 18, 2009
Reference: 
2009/3184
Question By: 
Darren Johnson
Organisation: 
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Do you have any figures on how much extra household waste was generated during the last Christmas season?

Answer

Answer for Christmas Waste (1)

Answer for Christmas Waste (1)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

We do not have weekly or monthly waste figures for London. London boroughs are required to submit tonnage figures quarterly to Defra and the 2008/09 figures have just been released, however it is not possible to attribute a change in waste tonnage to the Christmas season from this data. WRAP estimate that in the UK we generate an additional 10% of waste over the Christmas period.