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NLWA Wise up to Waste
  1. How do I dispose of?

    How do I dispose of?
  2. Give and take

    Give and take
  3. Free Paint

    Free Paint
  4. European Week for Waste Reduction

    European Week for Waste Reduction
  5. Waste free Christmas

    Waste free Christmas

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:


  • Dec 09, 2014

    Waste less to stop you from having a rubbish Christmas!
    Wrapping paper, bubble wrap, cardboard boxes and tubes, ribbon, gift tags, bows and twisty wires... the amount of rubbish that is generated over Christmas can be quite alarming! In London, between Christmas and New Year alone, the average household throws out an extra five bags of rubbish, creating 29,000 extra tonnes of waste and a staggering 227,000 miles of wrapping paper - enough to stretch to the moon!

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  • Dec 09, 2014

    Over 1,000 north Londoners take part in European Week for Waste Reduction
    For the fifth year running, NLWA has supported and hosted activities for European Week for Waste Reduction (EWWR) from theatre shows at primary schools to art installations and give and take days– to encourage young and old to do their bit and this year was no exception.

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