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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


  • Phase One Consultation Feedback Report published

    May 12, 2015
    NLWA has published its Phase One Consultation Feedback Report on the North London Heat and Power Project.

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  • Pinkham way tree works 2015

    Feb 18, 2015
    Work to deal with trees overhanging the A406 North Circular on North London Waste Authority’s Pinkham Way site in Haringey is due to take place in the next few weeks with some part-carriageway closures expected (updates to be provided in due course).

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