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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). Nearly 1.9 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.

 

Authority members

Meet Councillor Clyde Loakes, Chair of NLWA, and the other NLWA members – two from each of the seven north London member boroughs.

Councillor Clyde Loakes

What happens to north London's waste?

LondonWaste, 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 LondonWaste's website.  More information, and tips and advice, for residents and businesses is available on NLWA's consumer website, Wise Up To Waste.

Green waste
Visit NLWA's "Wise up to Waste" website
heat and power project

News

  • North London Waste Prevention Fund inspires new approach to tackling waste

    Jun 02, 2017
    North London Waste Authority (NLWA) has established a Waste Prevention Community Fund to support waste prevention initiatives in the north London area.

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  • North London Waste Authority responds to government’s draft Industrial Strategy

    Apr 07, 2017
    Central government is currently consulting on a draft Industrial Strategy (IS) which is set to address long-term challenges to the UK economy. North London Waste Authority (NLWA) has reviewed the draft strategy and Authority Members approved a response at their meeting on 5 April 2017.

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