The North London Waste Authority (NLWA) is the statutory joint waste disposal authority for north London, one of six such authorities in England. NLWA is responsible for the disposal of waste and recycling collected by seven north London Boroughs including Barnet, Camden, Enfield, Hackney, Haringey, Islington and Waltham Forest. The area served by NLWA consists of over two million residents making NLWA the second largest waste disposal authority in the country by volume of waste managed. The Authority also arranges for the provision of reuse and recycling centres across north London.
The Authority is committed to innovation and careful planning to ensure we manage waste resources effectively and sustainably. NLWA is currently delivering The North London Heat and Power Project which addresses the need to replace the existing energy from waste facility at the Edmonton EcoPark in north London with a new modern Energy Recovery Facility. The £1.2 billion nationally significant infrastructure project is the most significant public sector investment in waste facilities London has seen for a generation.
The new Energy Recovery Facility will contribute to tackling the Climate Emergency, by diverting waste from landfill and generating low carbon heat and power. NLWA plans to capture the direct CO2 flue gas emissions from the new facility. This is in line with recommendations from the Climate Change Committee who identify that support for carbon capture and storage for energy from waste facilities is the best route for the waste sector to contribute to a net zero economy.