New Contracts for London Overground (2)

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


Do you accept that the old system of three different, often isolated litter bins is a failure, because the descriptions on them are ignored by the public and - due to the same colour of plastic bag being fitted to all bins - sometimes by your own staff?


Answer for New Contracts for London Overground (2)

Answer for New Contracts for London Overground (2)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Transport for London and its operator LOROL are committed to improving recycling rates across the London Overground network. As already explained in MQ 4310/2013, LOROL increased its recycling targets at stations when it appointed a new waste collection and management supplier in February this year.

TfL does accept that the current recycling arrangements work better at some stations compared to others depending on the local layout. However, LOROL is continuously working with its suppliers to identify how arrangements can be adjusted to improve recycling rates.