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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

Plastics Confusion: Making Sure Residents Don’t Lose Faith

February 13 2019

Local authority officers know better than anyone that plastic is a big concern for many residents. Those same residents want explanations to be simpler and clearer. North London Waste Authority (NLWA) is leading the way on supporting local authority officers to tackle this issue; the UK’s second largest waste disposal authority is launching a range of innovative knowledge-sharing opportunities to help council officers give residents confidence in their local services and empower consumers to make better choices.

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254 million bread crusts binned each year – worth over £13 million

January 29 2019

Save a Crust workshops launched to help households make the most of their loaves 

Across London, 254 million bread crusts are likely to be binned each year as one in four people say they overlook the end slices of loaves. That’s the equivalent of just under 13 million loaves of bread – or over £13 million1 – being thrown away in crusts alone. On average, a household that avoids crusts throws away the equivalent of one and a quarter full loaves of bread a year, according to new research2 released today by North London Waste Authority (NLWA).  

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