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has a number of waste disposal authorities, responsible for waste collection and disposal. Prior to the abolition of the Greater London Council in 1986, it was the waste authority for Greater London.

Joint authorities

There are four statutory joint waste authorities, as follows: The joint authorities are made up of councillors nominated from the borough councils. They are funded by a levy on the local authorities.

Independent authorities

The other boroughs—that is to say the
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and the
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along with Bexley, Bromley,
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, Kingston,
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, Merton, Southwark, Sutton and Tower Hamlets—are independent waste authorities in their own right. The four boroughs of Croydon, Kingston, Merton and Sutton work together in a voluntary capacity as th
South London Waste Partnership

Calls for a single waste authority

The ODPM proposed in 2006, as part of other transfers of powers to the Greater London Authority, to give it a waste function. The Mayor of London has made repeated attempts to bring the different waste authorities together, to form a single waste authority in London similar to the Greater Manchester Waste Disposal Authority which deals with waste from all households in Greater Manchester. This has faced significant opposition from existing authorities.London Mayor re-ignites bid for single waste authority
www.letsrecycle.com, Retrieved 21.12.06 However, it has had significant support from all other sectors and the surrounding regions managing most of London's waste.

See also

*Mucking Marshes Landfill


External links

East London Waste AuthorityWestern Riverside Waste AuthorityNorth London Waste AuthorityWest London Waste Authority
{{Waste Greater London Council replacement organisations Local government in London Waste disposal authorities Waste management in London Waste organizations