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  2. How can I recycle more?

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  3. How can I reuse my clothes?

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  4. How can I waste less food?

    How can I waste less food?
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About us

The North London Waste Authority (NLWA) serves
1.7 million people. We help your councils dispose of the 850,000 tonnes of waste that they collect every year.

In north London, we recycle just above 31% of our waste. Find out why we want to increase that to at least 50% by 2020, and how you can help:

Waste less and recycle more...

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We can all save money at home by wasting less and recycling more.

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Reducing waste at school is as easy as A, B, C.

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Cutting waste at work is easy and it saves your business money.

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The more we can share ideas and resources, the more waste we can avoid. 


  • Mar 27, 2014

    NLWA attends Edible Garden Show this weekend
    North London Waste Authority will be attending the Edible Garden Show this weekend (28 to 30 March). The award-winning ‘grow your own’ event is taking place at Haringey’s iconic Alexandra Palace and will bring together a host of gardening and cookery experts, demonstrations and exhibits to show how easy it is to achieve a sustainable lifestyle by growing and cooking your own produce.

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  • Mar 05, 2014

    Ready to cook!
    On Thursday (27 February) celebrity chef Richard Fox adjudicated a food waste cookery challenge with two north London councillors during an inspiring evening of cookery at Shoreditch Town Hall. The event, which was organised by North London Waste Authority (NLWA), aimed to highlight the issue of food waste in north London by showing how leftovers can be transformed into delicious dishes – saving money and reducing the impact of food waste on the environment.

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  • Jan 21, 2014

    New year, new challenge!
    It’s not too late to make a New Year’s resolution that can save you up to £32 per week with North London Waste Authority’s (NLWA’s) ‘waste less food, save more money’ challenge.

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Lets Wise up to Waste

Whether you’re a local
resident, business,
school or
part of a community group, we
can help you can shop smart,
waste less and recycle more.

Read more.

Recycle here - benefit here

It currently costs around £130 to tip a
tonne of waste into a landfill,
but just £40 to recycle it. That
money can be spent on other
things and helps keep your
council tax down. Read more.


Once you’ve reduced your
waste, and recycled everything
you can, what happens to the
little bit that’s left? Read more.

Waste less food, save more money

It’s easy to reduce the amount
of food that gets thrown away
if you plan ahead, measure
your portions, get creative with
leftovers and store food in the
right way. Read more.