The main goal of our Waste and Recycling Team is to minimise costs through the effective and efficient management of municipal waste.
Our aims include:
In 2012/13 we achieved a total household waste recycling, composting and reuse rate of 21.7%. This may seem low but the higher rates achieved in suburban councils can be accounted for by large volumes of garden waste and a much lower population turnover.
The Mayor’s targets which we have to help achieve are:
The Mayor's targets feed into national targets which include:
In 2013 we consulted the people of Westminster on our waste strategy and our letting of disposal contracts. This process determines who we pay how much, for the disposal of our waste. Obviously we are looking for a low price but we are also looking to limit our impact on climate change and the pollution of the environment.