Cost of Waste Management Strategy

MQT on 2009-11-18
Session date: 
November 18, 2009
Question By: 
Murad Qureshi
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


You have approved £100,000 for three consultancy services to do research for your waste Management Strategy. What are the names of these consultants? How much has been allocated to which one and what are they to do for those sums?


Answer for Cost of Waste Management Strategy

Answer for Cost of Waste Management Strategy

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The £100,000 I approved for consultancy services to inform my Municipal Waste Management Strategy can be broken down as follows.

1. £40,000 has been allocated to undertake extensive modelling to evidence the economic costs and benefits of achieving my proposed municipal waste landfill diversion, waste reduction and recycling targets for London. The modelling will include estimated costs for the amount of additional waste infrastructure London needs to manage the bulk of its municipal waste within London. Eunomia Research has been commissioned to undertake this work.

2. £50,000 has been allocated to undertake research into opportunities and barriers to increase London's municipal recycling or composting performance. The research will look in particular at opportunities for boosting recycling from flats and estates, making up half of London's housing stock, where recycling performance is typically low. Officers are working closely with London boroughs to ensure the output of this study not only informs policy but aids London boroughs to deliver efficient and effective recycling collection systems. Hyder Consulting has been commissioned to undertake this work.

3. Some money has been earmarked for consultancy services to help develop a common approach for modelling the lifecycle greenhouse gas performance of London's waste. It is not appropriate to release this figure at this time as the work is yet to be tendered.