Recycling and waste: statistics and information
Local and National Waste Strategies and Action Plans
As a Waste Collection Authority, Wandsworth Council is responsible for collecting household waste and delivering it to the local Waste Disposal Authority - the Western Riverside Waste Authority (WRWA) - which is responsible for disposing of waste on our behalf.
WRWA and the four boroughs it serves formed the Riverside Waste Partnership to co-ordinate services across the region and agree the facilities needed to best meet their needs. This means they can manage your waste more efficiently.
Plans for improving the waste management service and their performance can be read in the Corporate Business Plan.
Western Riverside Waste Authority disposal strategy
After collection by the council's contractors, your rubbish and recyclables are taken to the Western Riverside Waste Authority (WRWA) along with other municipal waste. WRWA arranges the disposal of rubbish, sorts out the contents of orange recycling sacks and banks and sends the sorted materials to reprocessors who make them into new products.
WRWA produced a Joint Municipal Waste Management Strategy in 2006.
Regional and national strategies
The Mayor of London published a revised Municipal Waste Management Strategy for London in November 2011.
In May 2011 the Government published a Review of Waste Policy. In March 2012 it published a report detailing progress made with implementing actions contained in the Review of Waste Policy. It is expected to publish a new Waste Strategy for England shortly.