Recycling on the Overground

Plenary on 2012-06-20
Session date: 
June 20, 2012
Question By: 
Navin Shah
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
Boris Johnson (Chair, TfL) and Sir Peter Hendy (Commissioner, TfL)


Thank you for your response to Question No. 928/2012. Can you confirm that London Overground stations that have multiple kinds of litter bins really do maintain separate processing streams for material put into "paper", "plastic" and general litter bins by passengers? How are the streams handled, and how pure are they? Are there predicted figures for final separated waste stream proportions, and have they proved to be accurate?


Answer for Recycling on the Overground

Answer for Recycling on the Overground

Answered By: 
Boris Johnson (Chair, TfL) and Sir Peter Hendy (Commissioner, TfL)

Paper, plastic and general waste collected at London Overground stations is always kept separate.

There are separate collections from stations for recycling waste and general waste, with bags containing paper waste and plastic waste each dealt with separately at the recycling contractor's depot.

This station waste recycling scheme, alongside other schemes for train, depot and office waste, resulted in 48 per cent of London Overground waste being recycled in the 2011/12 financial year.