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NLWA Wise up to Waste
  1. Guide to recycling

    Guide to recycling
  2. Nappy waste

    Nappy waste
  3. London Upcycling Show

    London Upcycling Show
  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.



  • 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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  • Jul 29, 2016

    Sizzling advice for a waste free Summer, in north London
    Waste is probably not the first thing that you think about when planning your activities this summer, however, it shouldn’t be the last. There are some things that we can all do during the summer holidays to make them go much more swimmingly!

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