Support for borough recycling

MQT on 2017-01-18
Session date: 
January 18, 2017
Question By: 
Caroline Russell
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


The London Waste and Recycling Board (LWARB) business plan commits to "help boroughs to encourage waste prevention and re-use." Given borough recycling rates continue to fall, a change in approach is needed. Through the new LWARB business plan, how do you plan to help boroughs get their residents recycling again?


Answer for Support for borough recycling

Answer for Support for borough recycling

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Through the Resource London programme (a partnership between LWARB and WRAP), there will be a focus on supporting London boroughs to increase recycling rates, specifically for flats.

This work is funded by LWARB and WRAP and, over the next 3 years, £4.5m has been committed to the programme.

Furthermore, in the proposed business plan, there will also be a renewed focus on communication, including working with boroughs to deliver a more consistent harmonised approach to recycling collections across London. This will enable residents to recycle the same materials regardless of where they live, in order to increase recycling rates. Funding support will be prioritised for borough recycling services that help achieve greater recycling across London.

In my London Environment Strategy, I will be setting out my policies for getting London back on track to achieve a 65% municipal waste recycling rate by 2030.