What happens when recycling rates increase and there’s less non-recyclable waste to treat?

Our forecast waste model shows increased capacity is needed for the replacement facility, even if we reach our ambitious 50% recycling targets.

There would still be sufficient waste to fill any gaps that an increase in recycling might bring. Even when north London reaches its recycling targets there will still be waste left over that needs to be dealt with. We want to divert waste that would otherwise be sent to landfill and instead use it to generate electricity to power homes and businesses.