Beddington incinerator (4)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2013-09-11
Session date: 
September 11, 2013
Reference: 
2013/3117
Question By: 
Nicky Gavron
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

Sutton aims to be recycling at a rate of 70 % by 2025. Assuming similar rates are achieved by the other three boroughs of the South London Waste Partnership, this means that around 127,439 tonnes of residual waste will be produced every year. Considering the current and future levels of residual waste produced in the area, why have you allowed a 300,000 tonnes per annum incinerator?

Answer

Answer for Beddington incinerator (4)

Answer for Beddington incinerator (4)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Written response from the Mayor The facility has been designed to factor in increases in recycling rates, which are already quite high. The scheme also includes provision to source additional commercial and industrial waste from its catchment, noting the need to also divert increasing amounts of such waste from landfill in the future. Having capacity to import some waste from outside London to off-set some of London's waste exporting assists in contributing to the London Plan target of 'net self-sufficiency'. Some additional capacity also assists with future projections and population growth as well.