Wise Up To Waste

Working for north London

In this section you will find a information about how the North London Waste Authority is run and how it works for north residents and businesses.

The Authority is made up of 14 councillors, two from each of the seven north London boroughs.  It is these 14 councillors that ultimately make decisions relating to the disposal of north London's waste.

The Authority meets five times a year but additional meetings can be held if necessary. An urgency committee has also been established to meet and consider appropriate business where necessary.

Members of the public and press can attend part one of all Authority meetings. Part two agenda items are confidential for a number of reasons, including commercial confidentiality. You can download copies of meeting reports from this section of the website.

NLWA's standing orders are another key component of how the NLWA conducts its business at political and officer level. Standing orders regulate how business is carried out at committee meetings. You can see details of the Authority's standing orders in this section.

Equality objective

The Authority is also required to set an equality objective to enable better performance of the general equality duty under the Equality Act 2010 (Specific Duties) Regulations 2011.  NLWA's equality objective is that:

"We will aim to ensure that we provide a waste disposal service that is fair, open to all and promotes equality of opportunity."

The measurable outcomes of this objective are:  

Authority’s Activity

Measurable Outcomes

Waste Disposal Procurement and Contract Management

Ensuring that any contractors appointed are capable of complying with the duty, understand their obligations, and meet the duty in practice.

Communications and Partnership working with Boroughs

Ensuring that communications from the Authority are accessible to people with disabilities.

Waste Prevention Outreach and Campaign work

Ensuring accessibility of activities and events to the relevant protected characteristic and encouraging participation from underrepresented groups.

HWRCs, Visitor centres and other public facing services

Ensuring accessibility of sites and that reasonable adjustment is made for disabilities.


In this section you will also find information on monitoringfinancial transparency - detailing how the Authority manages its finances to get best value for the north London taxpayer - and information about the Freedom of Information Act.