What we do

Resource London is the jointly funded partnership programme created by LWARB and WRAP. It is a support programme for London waste authorities, helping them to achieve recycling targets set by the Mayor of London and national government. It will maximise the resources of both organisations for the benefit of London.

Resource London activities will seek to reinvigorate recycling efforts in the capital.

The objective of the programme is that by 2020, London will have more consistent and more efficient waste and recycling services that:

  • reduce the city’s waste footprint and reinvigorate recycling to make a significant contribution towards the Mayor’s ambition for London to achieve 65% recycling by 2030;
  • make an effective contribution to the Mayor of London’s CO2 emissions performance standard; and
  • are able to make a significant contribution towards England achieving its 50% household waste recycling target in 2020.

To achieve this, a range of support is deployed across four focus areas:

  • minimising the amount of waste produced and maximising re-use;
  • increasing and improving the capture of unavoidable food waste;
  • improving the yield of dry recycling from flats
  • increasing the quality of dry recycling to maximise income and service performance.

This support is delivered through three work streams:

Service reviews
Provision of support to a single or multiple waste authorities to develop and manage their service with the goal of maximising recycling performance.

Behaviour change
Delivering borough level and London wide communications support under the Recycle for London campaign and London tailored Love Food Hate Waste and Love Your Clothes campaigns.

Innovation and development
Developing expertise within waste authorities to reduce identified skills gaps and enable progressive solutions to be implemented through research and best practice.

How we work with waste authorities

London’s 33 boroughs and the joint waste authorities are looked after by our key account managers, Cathy Cooke and Beverley Simonson, as follows:

Beverley Simonson, Local Authority Support Manager

  • Bexley
  • Brent
  • Bromley
  • City of London
  • Ealing
  • Greenwich
  • Hammersmith and Fulham
  • Harrow
  • Hillingdon
  • Hounslow
  • Lambeth
  • Lewisham
  • Richmond upon Thames
  • Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea
  • Southwark
  • Wandsworth
  • Westminster
  • West London Waste Authority
  • Western Riverside Waste Authority
Cathy Cooke, Local Authority Support Manager

  • Barking and Dagenham
  • Barnet
  • Camden
  • Croydon
  • Enfield
  • Hackney
  • Haringey
  • Havering
  • Islington
  • Merton
  • Newham
  • Redbridge
  • Royal Borough Kingston upon Thames
  • Sutton
  • Tower Hamlets
  • Waltham Forest
  • East London Waste Authority
  • North London Waste Authority
  • South London Waste Partnership