Stop press - 18 April 2013
The preparation of a new North London Waste Plan is now underway. Tell us what it should contain by visiting the Have Your Say page.
North London local authorities collect nearly 1 million tonnes of rubbish a year, from all homes and some businesses in their area. This is called municipal waste and is equivalent to more than 1 tonne per household. Businesses, building sites, hospitals and other facilities generate approximately 3 million tonnes of waste which also has to be dealt with.
Currently, around half of North London’s municipal waste and a quarter of business waste goes to landfill sites outside London but this can not continue. We now need to reduce the amount of waste being produced, increase recycling and find alternative ways of using and treating waste within North London.
The North London Waste Plan will set out the planning framework for waste management in the London boroughs of Barnet, Camden, Enfield, Hackney, Haringey, Islington and Waltham Forest for the next 15 years up to 2027. It will identify sites for waste management use and set out policies for determining waste planning applications. The information gathered in producing the original plan will be used as the basis for the new version, while taking into account the comments made by the planning inspector, so the work done to date will not be wasted.
To find out more about the North London Waste Plan, visit our about the NLWP section, where you can also find out more about North London’s current waste management activities. To give us your views, visit Have your say. All of the documents produced as part of the NLWP can be found in the Document Centre.