What is North London Waste Authority?

North London Waste Authority are responsible for treating the waste left after recycling in a sustainable way, providing good value to the residents of north London. This waste is collected by the seven borough councils in north London (Barnet, Camden, Enfield, Hackney, Haringey, Islington and Waltham Forest).

Working with local councils, we encourage and promote the three messages of reduce, reuse and recycle through waste prevention work in the community.

Reducing and recycling waste is at the heart of the Authority’s activities. To this end, we run waste prevention and recycling campaigns across north London that aim to achieve a 50% per cent recycling target by 2020. Waste that we cannot recycle still needs to be disposed of responsibly, and we do this by sending it to our existing facility at Edmonton EcoPark to avoid landfilling it.

The NLWA have also ran campaigns over many years that call on Government to introduce strong and meaningful action on packaging. This includes measures which will allow for the introduction of a deposit return scheme and which involve producers taking greater responsibility for the costs of dealing with their packaging.