Waste falls again in West London
New figures published by Defra show that the amount of waste produced in West London has decreased by 30kg per person in the last year.
The figures released on 4 November as part of the municipal waste data for 2009/2010 demonstrate that waste is continuing to fall in all 6 boroughs for the fourth year in a row.
With a population of 1.4 million this means that 42,000 tonnes less waste was sent for landfill in 2009/10 than 2008/09. It also represents a saving of over £3 million in landfill tax, gate fees and transport.
Ealing has seen the greatest decrease with a saving of 31kg per person making it one of the top ten performers in the country for reducing waste.
Jim Brennan, Director of WLWA said “Residents should congratulate themselves for their efforts in reducing waste and for the increased recycling seen in all boroughs”.
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To see all the figures visit http://www.defra.gov.uk/evidence/statistics/environment/wastats/bulletin10.htm