Targets and performance

We are committed to ensuring that wastes arising in Southwark is managed in a way that minimises the impact on the environment, engages with and supports community involvement and the local economy, and minimises the need to transport wastes and materials.

As outlined in our waste strategy, we are committed to meet the following targets:

Year

Recycling/Composting Level Household Waste

Recovery of value Level Municipal Solid Waste

2003/04

10%

35%

2004/05

14%

37.5%

2005/06

18%

40%

2010/11

30%

45%

2015/16

40%

67%

2020/21

50%

75%

 Our current performance

 

2010/11

2011/12

2012/13

2013/14

2014/15

Total waste collected (tonnes)   

114,342

109,179

111,288

116,663

118,814

Recycling and composting rate (%)

25.14%

 27.43%

30.39%

34.30%

34.58%

Amount of municipal waste diverted from landfill (recovery rate %)

63.34%

79.65%

69.62%

86.40%

95.29%

  Note: 2014/15 data is provisional subject to finalisation from the central government department. 

Page last updated: 08 September 2017