Flats Recycling Programme

MQT on 2016-01-20
Session date: 
January 20, 2016
Question By: 
Stephen Knight
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


Given your recognition of the challenges facing London's waste authorities -  high density housing stock, varied collection services, and transient populations - and your disappointment at the city's falling recycling rate (MQ2015/4395), will you look again at re-establishing the Flats Recycling Programme to help tackle these issues? 


Answer for Flats Recycling Programme

Answer for Flats Recycling Programme

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Resource London is a jointly funded support programme for waste authorities and is being delivered by the London Waste and Recycling Board.


The programme aims to assist waste authorities in London to achieve improvements of their re-use and recycling services and to divert more materials from disposal.

A programme of work has already been designed to maximise re-use and recycling with a focus on improving the yield of dry recycling collected from flats.

A study is being carried out in two London boroughs (Southwark and Hackney) to look at what interventions will work to increase recycling rates in a dense urban environment. The report is due summer 2016. The findings from the report will be used by Resource London to work out the next steps in tackling recycling rate in flats.