New Contracts for London Overground (1)

MQT on 2013-11-20
Session date: 
November 20, 2013
Question By: 
Navin Shah
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


You have previously said that new contracts were to be awarded at the end of 2013 for London Overground station litter collection and recycling. Is that so? Do you expect recycling rates to increase, and what is your target?


Answer for New Contracts for London Overground (1)

Answer for New Contracts for London Overground (1)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Overall recycling rates at London Overground stations have improved since TfL took over responsibility for these lines in 2007. However, TfL recognises that further improvements are possible and seeks to achieve consistently high levels of recycling at all stations.

In February 2013 London Overground's operator, London Overground Rail Operations Limited (LOROL), appointed a new waste collection and management supplier. Under the contract the new supplier is required to improve recycling rates to above 70 per cent.