London Energy

What Happens to Waste We Collect?

Householders and municipal services in the North London Waste Authority (NLWA) area currently produce almost 600,000 tonnes of waste for disposal. We also collect over 220,000 tonnes of recyclables, which are then sent on to be made into new products. 

Our goal is to reduce, reuse and recycle as much waste as possible. Our responsibility is to ensure everything else is disposed of in the safest way possible, reducing the environmental impact and obtaining the most value possible from the waste. 

Currently, residual waste is sent to an energy from waste facility at the Edmonton EcoPark, which ensures very little waste is sent to landfill and generates energy to power homes and businesses in north London.