Mayor's 2015 recycling forecast

MQT on 2015-01-21
Session date: 
January 21, 2015
Question By: 
Jenny Jones
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


In your answer to my question 2014/5032 you stated that you "still want London to reach my 45% recycling target in 2015/16". Given that this would require an increase in recycling rates of at least an unprecedented 10 per cent over the next year, what new waste treatment capacity do you expect to be delivered over this period? Please can you break this down by waste facility, its waste treatment capacity (tonnes), location and the type (ie MBT/AD, RDF, Thermal, MRF)?


Answer for Mayor's 2015 recycling forecast

Answer for Mayor's 2015 recycling forecast

Answered By: 
The Mayor

It is London's boroughs, which are responsible for the collection and disposal of municipal waste.

I do not underestimate the challenge ahead for London to meet the 45% target in 2016. That is why, working with the London Waste and Recycling Board (LWARB), we have invested tens of millions of pounds into efficiency programmes and infrastructure to make London more waste self-sufficient, and support boroughs in driving up recycling rates. I do not prescribe waste collection methods or technologies to meet this challenge.