£1.2m fund to improve recycling in London

A new £1.2 million fund to improve recycling for Londoners has been launched. The cash from the London Waste and Recycling Board (LWARB) is being offered to boroughs and joint […]

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By Priyanka Shrestha

A new £1.2 million fund to improve recycling for Londoners has been launched.

The cash from the London Waste and Recycling Board (LWARB) is being offered to boroughs and joint waste disposal authorities to put in place collection infrastructure in an effort to increase recycling rates in the capital.

The cash is, however, available for no more than 10 projects, with a maximum funding of £200,000 for each.

Councillor Clyde Loakes, LWARB Efficiencies Committee Chair said: “I am thrilled that the Board is investing in helping London look at ways to improve household recycling. The fund will allow boroughs to either roll out new or to improve existing schemes as well as looking at new ways to make recycling as easy as possible for Londoners.”

It includes food and garden waste and recycling collections at the kerbside and flats, recycling services provided at Household Waste and Recycling Centres and bulky waste re-use or recycling collections.

The deadline for the funding is the 4th of November 2013. LWARB aims to have all of the cash committed by March next year, with successful schemes being fully operational by 2015.

The first facility dedicated to recycling cartons in the UK was officially opened in West Yorkshire last week.