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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). Nearly 1.9 million residents live in the NLWA area.

NLWA is responsible for helping the seven north London boroughs dispose of the 827,000 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.

Councillor Clyde Loakes

What happens to north London's waste?

LondonWaste, 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 LondonWaste's website.  More information, and tips and advice, for residents and businesses is available on NLWA's consumer website, Wise Up To Waste.

Green waste
Visit NLWA's "Wise up to Waste" website
heat and power project


  • Update on North London Heat and Power Project

    Sep 25, 2015
    Members of North London Waste Authority have today (25 September) approved the submission of the application for a Development Consent Order (DCO) for a replacement Energy Recovery Facility at the Edmonton EcoPark to the Planning Inspectorate.

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  • Clarification on NLWA’s plans for Pinkham Way site

    Jul 01, 2015
    As a result of major redevelopment work in the Brent Cross and Cricklewood area, NLWA is currently in discussion with LB Barnet about plans to relocate the rail transfer station at Hendon. These discussions do not include Pinkham Way.

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