What happens to London's rubbish?

From London National Park City Wiki

In London, there are a number of different bodies responsible for collecting and disposing of London's waste. In some boroughs, a statutory sub-regional partnership works on behalf of several boroughs. Four south London boroughs have joined together in a voluntary partnership, while in the remaining 7 boroughs (Bexley, Bromley, Greenwich, Lewisham, Southwark, Tower Hamlets and Westminster) the local council is directly responsible.

The regional partnerships and the boroughs they cover are listed below:

Authority Status Boroughs served
East London Waste Authority (ELWA) Statutory partnership Barking & Dagenham, Havering, Newham, Redbridge
North London Waste Authority (NLWA) Statutory partnership Barnet, Camden, Enfield, Hackney, Haringey, Islington, Waltham Forest
West London Waste Authority (WLWA) Statutory partnership Brent, Ealing, Harrow, Hillingdon, Hounslow, Richmond upon Thames
Western Riverside Waste Authority (wrwa) Statutory partnership Hammersmith & Fulham, Kensington & Chelsea, Lambeth, Wandsworth
South London Waste Partnership (SLWP) Voluntary partnership Croydon, Kingston upon Thames, Merton, Sutton

The boroughs and authorities are responsible for collecting and processing:

  • Food waste
  • Garden waste
  • Recyclables
  • Residual waste: your black rubbish bag