North London Waste Authority
The North London Waste Authority (NLWA) is made up of seven north London boroughs (Barnet, Camden, Enfield, Hackney, Haringey, Islington and Waltham Forest). Over two million residents live in the NLWA area.
NLWA is responsible for helping the seven north London boroughs dispose of the 850,000 tonnes of waste they collect every year. NLWA's aims are to:
- achieve a 50% recycling rate by 2020
- reduce the amount of waste sent to landfill to 35% (of 1995 amounts) by 2020
Find out more about NLWA, and visit 'Wise Up To Waste', NLWA's consumer website, which contains information for residents on reducing waste and recycling more.
What happens to north London's waste?
LondonEnergy, a company wholly owned by the NLWA, deals with the disposal of most of north London's household waste and recycling. Find out more about what happens after it is collected by watching the videos on LondonEnergy's website. More information, and tips and advice, for residents and businesses is available on NLWA's consumer website, Wise Up To Waste.
Gateway Road RRC Closure Friday 13 July 2018July 13 2018
At 5:14am today we were notified by Bywaters that there had been a fire in their Waste Management Centre opposite to the Gateway Road Reuse and Recycling Centre (RRC). We were advised by the local police and fire brigade that the RRC would need to remain closed for the duration of today to allow full access to the site and to ensure resident safety. We apologise for any inconvenience caused. North London residents can attend any of north London’s RRCs and the two nearest alternative sites are South Access and Kings Road, both in Waltham Forest. See our RRC pages for more information.Full Story