Learn more about Household Waste in London
London and is the busiest and most populated cities in England with a population of 9,304,016. A lot of effort from all of the boroughs, waste contractors and residents must be made to ensure the city is becoming more sustainable it covers 1,572 square kilometres, contains 20 areas, post codes and 811 inner areas. The various councils within London offer a range of waste management services to its residents, most of them specialise in general waste collections and mixed recyclable waste collections, some councils offer other waste collections, such as garden waste recycling, and bulky waste item collections.
in terms of authorities there are: ELWA (East London Waste Authority) which has been set up between Redbridge, Havering, Barking & Dagenham and Newham NLWA (North London Waste Authority) which has been set up between Barnet, Enfield, Haringey, Waltham Forest, Camden, Hackney and Islington WLWA (West London Waste Authority) which has been set up between Hillingdon, Brent, Harrow, Ealing, Hounslow and Richmond-upon-Thames WRWA (Western Riverside Waste Authority) which has been set up between Hammersmith & Fulham, Kensington & Chelsea, Wandsworth and Lambeth SLWP (South London Waste Partnership) which has been set up between Merton, Kingston upon Thames, Croydon and Sutton
The main issue with the councils in London is that the regulations and services offered can be different for every borough and it is this lack of a uniformed approach that can leave people confused and getting it wrong. As an example, some council’s do not offer a garden waste collection, whilst other do.
Another issues facing the councils is their poor performance when it comes to recycling London managed a recycling rate of 32.00% is very low for such a forward thinking and thriving city, add to that the fact that London is running out of space sending 68% of waste to landfill this option is clearly not sustainable
Another issue is London’s councils make it difficult to dispose of bulky waste items as they understandably have too many specific requirements for the collection. An example of these requirements is that they do not come into your property, so you need to do all the hard work by bringing all the waste items to the roadside for them to collect, they also do not give a specific collection time for a specific day.
There are times when you will need to look for an alternative to the council purely for service levels and environmental reason and one of the best alternatives in London would be to trust us to handle your large or bulky household waste. We will do all the heavy lifting and hard work for you, and make sure that all items in your household waste is disposed of properly.
The different types of rubbish removal services that we offer as part of our household waste services in London are:
- Furniture removals
- Garden clearances
- House clearances
- White goods disposal
- Electronic waste recycling
- Mattress disposal
- Hazardous waste disposal
- Asbestos removal