The NLHPP is the only proven, sustainable and cost-effective solution for treating the required volumes of waste at Edmonton EcoPark

Myth: "There are better alternatives for treating non-recyclable waste"

The fact: The NLHPP is the only proven, sustainable and cost-effective solution for treating the required volumes of waste at Edmonton EcoPark. 

NLWA carefully considers the options as part of the consenting process. The other options simply do not work:

  • Landfill is significantly worse for the environment and more expensive
  • Using third party energy from waste facilities is more expensive and would add thousands of lorries to the roads, which would require journeys of 80-200km. This is not compatible with self-sufficient waste management in north London
  • Advanced thermal treatment is unproven at the scale we need
  • Mechanical biological treatment is more expensive and produces fuel that needs to be burned away
  • Anaerobic digestion and materials recycling is already used by NLWA to treat organic waste, but it can't be used for non-recyclable waste.