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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

Improving air quality in north London

June 20 2019

Clean Air Day is an important day for North London Waste Authority (NLWA). We’re working hard to improve air quality in north London by minimising waste, maximising recycling and dealing with the waste that can’t be recycled in the most environmentally-sound way.

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NLWA Press Statement: BBC1’s ‘War on Plastic with Hugh and Anita’

June 11 2019

Councillor Clyde Loakes, Chair of North London Waste Authority (NLWA) agrees that action needs to be taken to help households and society succeed in the “War on Plastic” as highlighted in Anita Rani and Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall’s BBC1 show yesterday evening.

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