Councils participating in the South London Waste Partnership (Croydon, Kingston, Merton and Sutton) are asking residents for their views on waste management. Residents having until 31st October to ensure their views are heard and help shape the partnership’s policies.
Following feedback from residents and businesses in the partnership boroughs the South London Waste Plan will identify suitable locations for potential waste management facilities across the four boroughs.
According to official figures the four boroughs generate half a million tonnes of rubbish every year with over 70% currently going to landfill.
Councillor David Simpson from Merton Council said the boroughs “want to hear the views and any concerns residents, businesses and others may have about where we should manage the rubbish we all produce. Merton households produce over 75,000 tonnes of waste annually – almost one tonne per year for each household.”