Recycling and waste: statistics and information

Strategy and action plans

Riverside Waste Partnership 

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.

Wandsworth council

Plans for improving the waste management service and their performance can be read in the Corporate Business Plan.

Western Riverside Waste Authority 

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 published a high level waste policy document on behalf of the Riverside Waste Partnership in June 2013. 

London and national strategies

The Mayor of London published a revised Municipal Waste Management Strategy for London in November 2011.  

In December 2013 the Government published its Waste Management Plan for England.

Government waste and recycling policy GOV.UK.

The Waste and Resources Action Programme

The Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP) is a government-funded programme to create markets for recycled goods and build consumer confidence in recycled products.