Learn more about Waste Recycling in North London
There are people who see waste recycling after waste collections as an extra task that involves additional effort and do not include it in their waste clearance process. Waste recycling is a vital process for the health and condition of our environment.
NLWA (North London Waste Authority) which has been set up between Barnet, Enfield, Haringey, Waltham Forest, Camden, Hackney and Islington to deal with waste more efficiently in North London along with the waste contractor DSO they achieve a recycling rate of 0.50, which is quite low when compared to other leading areas in Europe, 60%+ should be achievable. Sending 0.4968 of waste to landfill is not sustainable
To ensure we shift the perspective of our industry, waste recycling after waste removal must increase and must be done in a way that is professional and in alignment with certain standards, only then can the industry evolve.
in the grand scheme of things £60,557,084.71 is a substantial amount for the councils to spend on public waste management per year in North London, however if divided by North London's population of 1,636,678 it only works out to £37 per person, which again in the grand scheme of things is not that much. Could more money be spent on waste management?
There are two different types of waste and when conducting a waste removal both have two different angles of responsibility:
1. Household waste comes from residential properties. Which North London produces 345,363 tonnes of domestic waste and only recycles 0.50, this means 340,971 is sent to landfill each year. In this instance it is the overall responsibility of North London’s councils or boroughs to do the waste removal and waste management properly.
2. Business waste is classified as any type of waste generated from commercial activity. Which 5,316 active businesses in North London produces 679,016 tonnes of commercial waste and 140,729 tonnes of hazardous waste. It is the responsibility of the business that has produced it to perform proper waste clearance and waste management.