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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). 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.

Authority Members

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

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.

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North London Waste Authority Announces Public Funding for New Energy Recovery Facility

October 5 2018

North London Waste Authority (NLWA) has today, Friday 5 October 2018, announced that the construction of its new Energy Recovery Facility (ERF) will be funded through direct public borrowing.

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Realising the Magic of Recycling in North London: Recycle Week 2018

September 18 2018

Ever wondered how all the different materials in your recycling bin get sorted? And did you know that when you recycle an aluminium can, it could be filled and back on the shelf in just six weeks?

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