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NLWA Wise up to Waste
  1. Guide to recycling

    Guide to recycling
  2. Nappy waste

    Nappy waste
  3. Waste Free Christmas

    Waste Free Christmas
  4. Unwanted Mail

    Unwanted Mail

About us

The North London Waste Authority (NLWA) serves nearly 1.9 million people. We help your councils dispose of the 845,000 tonnes of waste that they collect every year.

Wise Up To Waste is about working with you to reduce waste and increase recycling. In north London, we recycle 33% of our waste. We are working towards increasing that to 50% by 2020.



  • Dec 07, 2016

    Unused items get a new lease of life at ‘London Upcycling Show’
    North London Waste Authority’s first ever upcycling show took place last week and was met with a great response from all those who attended. On Wednesday (30 November) NLWA through it’s ‘Wise Up To Waste’ campaign, teamed up with environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy to host what was their first ever upcycling show, in aid of this year’s European Waste Reduction Week.

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  • Nov 23, 2016

    It stinks! Scale of nappy problem revealed
    North London Waste Authority has today (22 November) revealed the scale of a contamination problem afflicting north London. With more and more north Londoners wrongly disposing of used nappies in their recycling bins, tonnes of recycling are being thrown away every year.

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