Resource London


Resource London was established in 2015 as a jointly funded partnership between LWARB and WRAP, the government’s resource efficiency body, to maximise the resources of both organisations for the benefit of London. The partnership, known as the Resource London Programme, represents a one-agency approach, providing specific, focused and tailored regional and local support for London waste authorities.

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

The partnership aims to support London in the development of a more consistent and efficient waste and recycling service which:

  • reduces 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; and
  • makes a significant contribution towards the UK achieving its 50% household waste recycling target by 2020.

Resource London replaced LWARB’s Efficiencies Programme.

Resource London has established a programme of work designed to maximise the impact of the support provided to boroughs by focusing on:

  • minimising the amount of waste produced and maximising re-use;
  • increasing and improving the capture of unavoidable food waste;
  • improving the yield and quality of dry recycling; and
  • restricting residual waste.

This support is being delivered through three work streams:

Service support

Provision of support to single or multiple waste authorities, to develop and manage their service to drive efficiency, whilst maximising recycling performance.

Behaviour change

Delivering borough-level and London-wide communications support under the Recycle for London campaign and via Love Food Hate Waste and Love Your Clothes campaigns, tailored for a London audience.

Innovation and development

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