Decision published by Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
North London sends over half a million tonnes of waste (582,797 tonnes in 2017-18) for disposal each year. Whilst every effort is made to encourage recycling across north London, not everyone recycles and not everything is recyclable so the ‘leftover’ waste needs disposing of properly and safely. The majority of the leftover or ‘residual’ waste is taken to the Edmonton EcoPark ‘Energy from Waste’ site where it is turned into energy to help power homes. The current centre at the EcoPark is nearly 50 years old and needs replacing to continue to process north London’s residual waste. North London Waste Authority (NLWA) has therefore obtained approval to build a new Energy Recovery Facility (ERF), and associated development, at the site.
At 5:14am today we were notified by Bywaters that there had been a fire in their Waste Management Centre opposite to the Gateway Road Reuse and Recycling Centre (RRC). We were advised by the local police and fire brigade that the RRC would need to remain closed for the duration of today to allow full access to the site and to ensure resident safety. We apologise for any inconvenience caused. North London residents can attend any of north London’s RRCs and the two nearest alternative sites are South Access and Kings Road, both in Waltham Forest. See our RRC pages for more information.