Strategy and action plans for waste and recycling

As a Waste Collection Authority, Wandsworth Council is responsible for collecting household waste and delivering it to the local Waste Disposal Authority - the Western Riverside Waste Authority (WRWA) - which is responsible for disposing of waste on our behalf.

Western Riverside Waste Partnership 

WRWA and the four boroughs it serves formed the Riverside Waste Partnership to co-ordinate services across the region and agree the facilities needed to best meet their needs. This means we can manage your waste more efficiently.

Wandsworth Council

Plans for improving the waste management service can be read in the Corporate Business Plan.

Plans focusing on improving the environmental performance of the Council's waste collection services and management of its own waste are included in the Wandsworth Environment and Sustainability Action Plan.

View Key Performance Indicators and related targets.

Western Riverside Waste Authority 

After collection by the council's contractors, your rubbish and recyclables are taken to the Western Riverside Waste Authority (WRWA) along with other municipal waste. WRWA arranges the disposal of rubbish, sorts out the contents of clear recycling sacks and orange-lidded banks and sends the sorted materials to reprocessors who make them into new products. 

View WRWA's Waste Management Policy.

London and national strategies

The Mayor of London published an Environment Strategy for London in May 2018 which includes a chapter on Waste (Chapter 7). The Council's arrangements for waste management must be in general conformity with the waste chapter of this strategy, subject to excessive cost. 

View Government waste and recycling policy GOV.UK.

The Waste and Resources Action Programme

The Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP) is a government-funded programme to create markets for recycled goods and build consumer confidence in recycled products.