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.
Councillors give green light to facility for boosting recycling in north LondonNovember 4 2019
Plans to invest £100m in a new Resource Recovery Facility to boost recycling have been approved by north London councillors. The flagship Resource Recovery Facility, which is scheduled to open in 2023, is part of North London Waste Authority’s (NLWA) efforts to meet a target of at least 50% household recycling across north London.
The £100m contract (known as EcoPark south) being announced today for the Resource Recovery Facility and EcoPark House is a key part of delivering the NLHPP programme
Statement from North London Waste Authority (NLWA) in response to Environment BillOctober 16 2019
Cllr Clyde Loakes, Chair of NLWA, said: “In the face of a climate emergency North London Waste Authority welcomes the fact the Government has introduced an Environment Bill to Parliament. This includes measures which NLWA has long been calling for, including introduction of a deposit return scheme to improve recycling of plastic and glass materials, and also measures to increase producers’ responsibility for the recycling and costs of treating their packaging. As the Bill is debated, it will be important for the Government to clarify its aims for progress.