London Waste and Recycling Board

MQT on 2010-09-15
Session date: 
September 15, 2010
Question By: 
Murad Qureshi
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


In answer to my question 2441 / 2010 you stated that:

"Since its establishment in August 2008 the London Waste and Recycling Board has spent, committed or committed in principle £50.5m."

Will you please provide me with a full breakdown of how much of this has actually been spent and on which projects, how much committed, to which projects, and how much committed in principle, again, to which projects?


Answer for London Waste and Recycling Board

Answer for London Waste and Recycling Board

Answered By: 
The Mayor

To date, the London Waste and Recycling Board has:

• Spent (committed and contracted) - £26,087,000. • Committed (public board commitment, uncontracted) - £17,900,000; and • Committed in Principle (projects expected to be publicised following next Board meeting on 20 September 2010) - £11,200,000.

This would bring the total commitment to £55,200,000. A breakdown of the funding allocation on a project-by-project basis for spent and committed funds is shown below.

Funds Spent (Committed and Contracted) - £26,087,000

• October 2009, £100,000 - Trinity Homeless Projects for collection and onward sale of unwanted, good quality furniture. • November 2009, £5,000,000 - Recycle for London (revised from £6,500,000) for regional-level communications campaign. • March 2010, £362,000 - Fareshare Community Food Network for new distribution depot. • May 2010, £500,000 - BioRegional ReIY Project for re-use of unwanted building materials. • £18,000,000 - JESSICA (Joint European Support for Sustainable Development in City Areas) Fund. • £2,125,000 - Fund management costs and other service offerings.

Funds Committed (Public Board Commitment, Uncontracted) - £17,900,000

• December 2009: £8,900,000 to Biossence (revised from £12,000,000) to support development of gasification facility. • June 2010: £5,000,000 to Flats Recycling Programme. • July 2010: £4,000,000 to London Community Resource Network (revised from £8,000,000 for development of a London-wide re-use network.