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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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News

First ‘Low Plastic Zone’ launches in London as businesses respond to demand

February 5 2020

In response to consumer demand for less pointless plastic, North London Waste Authority (NLWA) in partnership with the seven north London boroughs, is launching the first ever ‘Low Plastic Zone’, with over three quarters of businesses* in the Cowcross Street area of Islington having successfully, and permanently, reduced the single-use plastic they give to their customers, with many pledging to go further than the Charter of Commitment.

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NLWA Awards Contract for Mixed Dry Recyclables

December 16 2019

In July 2019 North London Waste Authority (NLWA) announced the award of replacement contracts for processing its mixed dry recyclables. We are delighted to confirm that our contract with Biffa Waste Services Ltd comes into effect today (Monday 16 December), and the operation of the new service will begin as planned.

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