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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

News

NLWA appoints Programme Director to lead construction of new energy recovery facility

November 5 2018

North London Waste Authority (NLWA) has appointed David Cullen to be the Programme Director responsible for delivery of its North London Heat and Power Project. 

This nationally significant infrastructure project involves the construction of an energy recovery facility and supporting infrastructure at Edmonton in the London Borough of Enfield. 

 

 

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Chair of NLWA calls for an end to food labelling confusion to prevent food waste

November 1 2018

Councillor Clyde Loakes, is calling on the food industry to find a solution to the food labelling confusion that leads to people throwing away tonnes of perfectly edible food.

The announcement comes as supermarket Tesco promised to remove ‘best before’ dates from about 70 fruit and vegetable items to make things simpler for consumers. 

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