Waste (3)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2013-05-22
Session date: 
May 22, 2013
Reference: 
2013/1542
Question By: 
Nicky Gavron
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

Currently our recycling rates are based on recyclates collected before being sorted at MRFs. Have you estimated the loss of revenue on those recyclates as the result of contamination through the practice of co-mingled collection?

Answer

Answer for Waste (3)

Answer for Waste (3)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Research undertaken during the development of my Municipal Waste Management Strategy has shown that higher financial gains of up to £40/tonnes can be achieved through source-separate collections of recyclable waste over co-mingled collections. However these gains can be offset by more expensive costs associated with source-separate collections, and many local authorities do not have revenue share arrangements in place to reap the financial benefits from these services. the London Waste and Recycling Board I has developed an Efficiencies Programme and Contract Framework to help boroughs keep their waste contract procurement costs down and to explore revenue sharing arrangements when developing their procurement plans.