Learn more about Waste Disposal in London
London covers 1,572 square kilometres, contains 20 areas, post codes and 811 inner areas 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
Waste disposal in the form of waste management is a process that deals with all types of waste from all different types of activities and is managed through the waste hierarchy; reduce, reuse and recycle which aims to minimize the amount of waste produced, a major challenge to tackle in London. Waste removal deals with the removal of waste from the site it has been produced and comes with a range of responsibilities to ensure it is dealt with properly in London for waste recycling or other forms of disposal. Waste collection is a very important part of society and one that is not perceived as it should be, as a society we look down on the process when in actual fact there is no other process that is closely linked to the health and condition of our environment as waste clearance and waste management are.
To ensure we shift the perspective of our industry waste removal, waste recycling, and waste disposal must be done in a way that is professional and in alignment with certain standards, only then can the industry evolve.
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 range of waste types include:
- Electronic Waste recycling
- Hazardous Waste disposal
- Confidential Waste collection
- Commercial Waste removal
- Construction Waste removal
- Domestic Waste removal
All of which can be classified as an opportunity for recycling. Fundamentally there are two different types of waste and both have two different angles of responsibility:
1. Household waste clearance which comes from residential properties is the overall responsibility of the council/borough to treat properly
2. Business Waste which is classified as any type of waste that is generated from commercial activity and is the responsibility of the business that has produced it to treat properly