Recycling of Free Newspapers on the TfL Network (1)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2019-03-21
Session date: 
March 21, 2019
Reference: 
2019/6329
Question By: 
Joanne McCartney
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

A resident has asked me to ask why free newspapers distributed across the transport network on a Friday are not collected until Sunday?

Answers

Answer for Recycling of Free Newspapers on the TfL Network (1)
Recycling of Free Newspapers on the TfL Network (1)

Recycling of Free Newspapers on the TfL Network (1)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Transport for London has a coordinated delivery and collection system in place with Metro and Evening Standard.

On weekdays, leftover newspapers are collected from stations by Metro staff each morning, when they deliver the day’s batch. Evening Standard staff also collect leftover Metro newspapers when they deliver theirs in the afternoon.

As there are no weekend newspapers, any remaining ones are collected on Monday morning. If, however, station staff feel there is too much newspaper waste, they ring Metro or Evening Standard, who will come and collect them.

Both Metro and Evening Standard record the amount of newspapers they collect at each station, and adjust their supply accordingly.