From the article @Brett posted:
That's a staggering low rate of landfill from Lewisham.
We can thank the Combined Heat and Power Plant is in South Bermondsey for that, I think:
Notable that SELCHP also recycles a lot of its waste - the solid stuff that builds up at the bottom of the incinerator is turned into building materials, and metals are recovered.
But whether this incinerator is ultimately good for London waste processing depends on the quality of their exhaust filtering.
Here's the 2014 annual performance report from SELCHP, from a Freedom of Information request:
All the emissions are within limits - or, at least, the ones they have to record:
But there have been one or two incidents, which I imagine are quite worrying for residents around the plant: