Questions to the Mayor of London – answered on 24 May 2022.

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Photo of Tony Devenish Tony Devenish Conservative

Can you set out how you will engage with new council administrations regarding improving recycling rates in London?

Photo of Sadiq Khan Sadiq Khan Mayor of London

I aim to meet with the leaders from all new council administrations to outline my policy priorities for London. This will include how essential it is to seek to improve recycling rates as part of my aim for London to become a zero-waste city and one that is net zero carbon by 2030.

A key focus will be to introduce a borough-wide food waste collection service. A number of new administrations were elected on manifesto commitments to introduce a food waste service. I will emphasise the importance of rolling it out promptly including using the process of retendering borough waste services contracts as a perfect opportunity to do this.