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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North London sends over half a million tonnes of waste (582,797 tonnes in 2017-18) for disposal each year. Whilst every effort is made to encourage recycling across north London, not everyone recycles and not everything is recyclable so the ‘leftover’ waste needs disposing of properly and safely. The majority of the leftover or ‘residual’ waste is taken to the Edmonton EcoPark ‘Energy from Waste’ site where it is turned into energy to help power homes. The current centre at the EcoPark is nearly 50 years old and needs replacing to continue to process north London’s residual waste. North London Waste Authority (NLWA) has therefore obtained approval to build a new Energy Recovery Facility (ERF), and associated development, at the site.