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About us

The North London Waste Authority (NLWA) serves nearly 1.9 million people. We help your councils dispose of the 827,000 tonnes of waste that they collect every year.

In north London, we recycle 32% of our waste. Find out why we want to increase that to at least 50% by 2020, and how you can help:


  • Mar 13, 2015

    Attendance confirmed at the Edible Garden Show 2015
    We are pleased to announce that we will be part of the Edible Garden Show this year; the UK’s only ‘grow your own’ event, where we will be showing visitors how to reduce their food waste.

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  • Mar 03, 2015

    Bag yourself a freebie
    Bag yourself a free reusable bag when you go shopping over the next few weeks thanks to a swap shop exchange programme run by North London Waste Authority. Some 21 local businesses across north London, from florists to footwear shops and organic whole food stores to pet food suppliers have signed up to the Wise up to Waste ‘Bag it up + Reuse’ project, which encourages residents to swap their old plastic bags for a new reusable bag.

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