Agenda item

Hazardous Waste Update

The Assistant Director - Cleansing Operations and Street Environment to be heard.



The Committee received the verbal update of the Business Improvement & Strategic Group Manager on the Hazardous Waste Update.


The Committee was informed that the City of London acts as a lead authority on the London wide Hazardous Waste Programme. The Hazardous Waste Programme aims to provide a service to residents, schools, and charities to dispose of small quantities of asbestos and chemical waste safely. A procurement process was followed, and a contract was award to Biffa Waste Services in April 2020. Since April 2020, Officers have been working hard to gain support from all the 32 London Boroughs to be part of the Programme.


The Committee was further advised that all the 32 London Boroughs have signed up to the programme except the London Borough of Hillingdon, which has its own provision in place; however, they have engaged with the process and agreed to come back to the City of London for further engagement once Hillingdon’s current contract comes to an end.


The service has now been up and running since October, with the transition being a smooth process. Officers are pleased with the contract delivery so far and continue to monitor the progress. This is an excellent example of the City of London taking the lead on London-wide services.


The Chairman noted that a lot of work has gone into this piece of work and thanked Officers for their hard work.


RESOLVED – Members noted the verbal update.