Incineration in London

MQT on 2013-09-11
Session date: 
September 11, 2013
Question By: 
Jenny Jones
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


According to DEFRA's local authority collected waste statistic in 2008 (when you came to office) the proportion of London's municipal waste sent to Incineration with 'energy from waste' was 22%. According to latest data this has risen to 35% in 2011/12. What proportion of London's municipal waste do you expect to be incinerated at the end of your term of office in 2016?


Answer for Incineration in London

Answer for Incineration in London

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Written response from the Mayor The increase in London's municipal waste going to incineration during my first term is mainly the result of the Belvedere incinerator in Bexley (approved by the previous administration), opening in 2011. This facility has capacity to treat circa 585,000 tonnes of waste per annum. I expect the proportion of London's non-recycled waste sent to incineration in 2016 will be similar to current proportions with a slight increase should the Beddington Lane incinerator go ahead.