LondonWaste EcoPark is operated by the North London Waste Authority (NLWA) employees 220 across three north London sites.
The EcoPark is home to a number of waste management centres, primarily engaged in composting, recycling and energy recovery. It receives waste from 1.7 million households within the NLWA constituent boroughs – Enfield, Camden, Barnet, Hackney, Haringey, Islington and Waltham Forest.
The Energy Centre processes waste unsuitable for recycling and converts it into electricity, via steam-powered turbines. It exports 85% of the electricity it generate to the National Grid, – enough to power 72,000 homes, as well as the other centres in the EcoPark.
The Compost Centre uses garden and food waste from households across north London to make high quality compost. The compost can then be reused in agriculture, local allotments, community food growing projects, parks and gardens. Annually, up to 45,000 tonnes of organic waste is saved from going to landfill sites.