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Food Waster

Questions to the Mayor of London – answered on 17th October 2019.

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Photo of Tony Arbour Tony Arbour Conservative

How many boroughs will not provide a separate weekly food waste collection by 31st December 2019?

Photo of Sadiq Khan Sadiq Khan Mayor of London

By 31st December 2019, 24 boroughs will provide separate weekly food waste collections to kerbside properties. 15 of these boroughs will collect food waste that is fully separated from other recycling streams for treatment via anaerobic digestion with the remaining nine collecting food waste that is co-mingled with garden waste for treatment via In-Vessel Composting.

My officers are working with all boroughs to develop their waste Reduction and Recycling Plans by 2020 to set out how they will meet my minimum service level for household recycling, including the nine that do not currently provide a separate food waste collection service.

Please see answer to Mayor's Question 2019/9162 from May of this year.