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May 11 2020

Update on Reuse and Recycling Centres (RRCs)

Restricted service at RRCs available from Wednesday 13 May for those at risk of harm.

In line with updated Government guidance North London Waste Authority (NLWA) is planning to reopen some of its RRC sites from Wednesday 13 May. This will be a restricted service for those at risk of harm from waste stored in their home. Anyone who needs to visit an RRC must book beforehand.

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April 22 2020

North London Boroughs confirm backing for vital North London Heat and Power Project ahead of Earth Day 2020

The seven north London boroughs of Barnet, Camden, Enfield, Hackney, Haringey and Islington and Waltham Forest have yesterday (21 April) reaffirmed their ongoing and complete support for the North London Heat and Power Project (NLHPP).
A letter signed by each borough has been published in response to a request from Extinction Rebellion that the project be paused. The boroughs are emphatically clear that pausing the project would undermine major efforts to tackle the Climate Emergency. The project is a major asset for north London’s communities, delivering vital public investment in recycling infrastructure and preventing hugely environmentally damaging increases in landfill use in the future. 
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March 26 2020

North London Waste Authority (NLWA) statement on governance arrangements

NLWA (the Authority) is today announcing temporary provisions for its governance arrangements in light of the developing situation around COVID-19/coronavirus. Following the most recent Government instruction that – except for essential travel - people should stay at home to limit the spread of COVID-19, the meeting of the Authority scheduled for 2 April 2020 will not go ahead. As a joint waste authority, covering seven London boroughs, any meeting of the Authority requires Members and supporting officers to travel through north London to get to the meeting place.

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March 24 2020

North London Waste Authority - latest statement on COVID-19

Reuse and recycling centres now closed In light of the developing situation around COVID-19/Coronavirus, our reuse and recycling centres (RRCs) will not be open to the public for the foreseeable future. This is to enable us to comply with the latest Government guidance on measures to slow the spread of COVID-19. This includes the instruction to members of the public not to travel unless it’s essential, and not to gather in groups larger than two.

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February 5 2020

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

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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