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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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North London Heat and Power Project
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NLWA Responds to Government's Waste and Resources Strategy for England

December 18 2018

Cllr Clyde Loakes, Chair of North London Waste Authority, has welcomed the Government’s Waste and Resources Strategy for England (published today, Tuesday 18 December 2018). The Authority serves over two million people and is the UK’s second largest waste disposal authority.

Cllr Clyde Loakes, Chair of NLWA, said: "Waste has been an issue of rising public concern over recent years, especially with the arrival of David Attenborough’s ‘Blue Planet II’ series. It is therefore good news that the Government has acted on this concern and has finally published its long anticipated waste and resources strategy for England.

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North London Waste Authority Gives Residents One Less Thing to Think About this Christmas

December 12 2018

With so much to organise over the festive period, dealing with waste and recycling can feel like one thing too many worry about. That’s why North London Waste Authority (NLWA) has put together a collection of handy information and advice, all in one place, to help ease the burden.

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