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

    How do I dispose of?
  2. Free Paint

    Free Paint
  3. Bag it up + Reuse

    Bag it up + Reuse
  4. Hold a swishing party!

    Hold a swishing party!

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:


  • Mar 03, 2015

    Bag yourself a freebie
    Bag yourself a free reusable bag when you go shopping over the next few weeks thanks to a swap shop exchange programme run by North London Waste Authority. Some 21 local businesses across north London, from florists to footwear shops and organic whole food stores to pet food suppliers have signed up to the Wise up to Waste ‘Bag it up + Reuse’ project, which encourages residents to swap their old plastic bags for a new reusable bag.

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  • Dec 23, 2014

    Art Installations wish residents a Merry Christmas and a Waste-Free New Year
    North London Waste Authority with artists Dallas Pierce Quintero, have provided residents with a new kind of Christmas tree this festive season, as illuminated ‘food waste’ art installations in the shape of Christmas trees have been installed in top locations across the seven north London boroughs.

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