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. We set up our Wise Up To Waste campaign and website to make exactly this point. We are proud of our environmental initiatives including our award-winning upcycling show, an extensive outreach programme to promote sustainable behaviour and frequent food waste campaigns. Our activity saves 10,000 tonnes of waste a year and we prominently call on the government for national action to promote the circular economy. View our responses to consultations here.

NLWA runs campaigns across north London aiming to achieve a 50 per cent recycling target by 2020, including the Wise Up To Waste campaign, as reducing waste is a main priority for us.

Waste that we cannot recycle still needs to be disposed of responsibly. We do this by sending it to our existing facility at Edmonton EcoPark to avoid landfilling it.