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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:


  • 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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  • 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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