What happens to London's rubbish?
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:
|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
- Residual waste: your black rubbish bag