The London Waste and Recycling Board (LWARB) and WRAP, the government’s resource efficiency body, have said they are looking to join forces to help London boroughs deliver more consistent and efficient waste and recycling services.
The proposed partnership said it aims to deliver a programme to help London local authorities deliver the mayor of London’s 50% recycling target and continue to help boroughs to save money.
In meeting the mayor of London’s target, LWARB said London would make a significant contribution towards the UK achieving its 50% household waste recycling target by the same date.
Wayne Hubbard, LWARB’s CEO stated: “The partnership promises to deliver a one agency approach for London boroughs providing specific and focused support at a regional and local level.”
Marcus Gover, director, WRAP, added: “The proposals are still being developed, but we look forward to helping London drive forward its waste management and recycling, both for the benefit of the capital and the wider UK.”
LWARB and WRAP said the work of the partnership will be focussed on delivering consistent and efficient waste management services throughout London; increasing the recycling performance of London boroughs; ensuring boroughs can recover high quality recycling and maximise the income generated from that material; helping boroughs realise and generate more value from their waste management services; and the promotion and encouragement of waste prevention and re-use.
According to LWARB, the partnership will build upon LWARB’s current efficiencies programme which it estimates will deliver £10m of savings per year by 2016. This delivery programme is expected to be operational from April 2015 and to provide a diverse range of support to improve London’s recycling performance.