Since 2005 the London Borough of Bromley has worked to cut waste disposal and increase the percentage of household waste sent for re-using, recycling, and composting. Through careful planning and the implementation of compulsory recycling schemes across the Borough they have managed to increase the rate of recycling and composting from 27.25% in 2005/06 up to 40.20% in 2009/10.
Bromley continues to bring in new schemes to further decrease the amount of waste which needs to be taken to landfill.
The methods used by Bromley are easily replicated. Together, communities can work to reduce the amount of waste being sent to landfills.