A guide has been launched by Resource London and the London Environment Directors Network (LEDNET), which identifies a number of areas in which London Boroughs can work more effectively with tenants and landlords to tackle waste management problems in the domestic rented sector.
The guide has been prepared with specialist waste management input from Eunomia, who were commissioned to develop the guide, after research suggested that issues including excess waste, difficulty in containing waste, and high levels of recycling contamination from the rented sector contribute to poor street scene and represent a barrier to reinvigorating recycling in London
The guide provides a number of recommendations, which will have relevance to local government outside of Greater London, covers communications, collaboration, tenancy agreements, waste collection service provision and policies, licensing and enforcement.
The key recommendations are:
- Incorporating waste management into landlord licensing processes
- Using tenancy agreements to communicate responsibilities to tenants
- Make targeted communications for landlords and tenants on responsibilities and how to use the waste services available.
The guide and its appendix are available to download at the following links: