Anaerobic digestion

MQT on 2018-12-20
Session date: 
December 20, 2018
Question By: 
Leonie Cooper
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


How many London Boroughs are currently operating food waste collections which are then sent to anaerobic digestion plant to generate energy?


Answer for Anaerobic digestion
Anaerobic digestion

Anaerobic digestion

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Sixteen London boroughs currently collect separate food waste from households which is then sent to anaerobic digestion plants to generate energy. A further seven London boroughs collect mixed food waste and garden waste which is then sent for composting.

In my London Environment Strategy, Proposal 7.2.1.a sets a minimum level of service for household waste recycling for waste authorities to deliver by 2020. This includes a requirement for local authorities to provide all properties that receive kerbside recycling collections with a separate weekly food waste collection.