Background

In London more than one tonne of waste is produced per person per year. This includes waste generated at home as well as waste generated by businesses. Much of this waste is diverted through numerous waste reduction, reuse, recycling and composting programs. The waste that remains can be considered “Residual Waste”. All of the Residual Waste from households and a portion generated by businesses is disposed of at the City’s W12A Landfill Site. This landfill opened in 1977 and is expected to reach capacity in 2025 based on the current amount of waste being received.

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