LondonWaste Ltd supports Waltham Forest Compost Giveaway -

Waltham Forest Council and  LondonWaste gave away over eighty tonnes of compost to residents from across the Borough on the 17th to 19th March 2017.

The high quality compost, which is produced from residents’ food and green waste at the Edmonton EcoPark, was available for residents to collect free of charge from four sites across the Borough.

The 60 tonnes of compost made available over the weekend is part of over 200 tonnes that has been allocated for free giveaways to local residents over the course of 2017.

Commenting on the giveaway, LondonWaste’s Managing Director, Peter Sharpe said:

“The Compost Giveaway is a great way to give something back to local residents. It’s also a great example of really effective, local and closed loop recycling with a high quality product being produced and made available to the same people who produced the waste in the first place.  We would urge any green fingered residents to come down with a shovel and a bag and help themselves!”   

The compost was available from the following locations:

  • Church Lane Car Park, Leytonstone E11 1HE
  • Langthorne Park car park, Birch Grove, Leytonstone E11 4YG
  • John Beanse Waste & Recycling Education Centre car park, Pimp Hall Nature Reserve, 48 Kings Road, Chingford E4 7HR
  • Stocksfield Road, Walthamstow, E17 3LJ

The Compost Centre at LondonWaste’s Edmonton Ecopark can process up to 45,000 tonnes of organic waste a year and operates to the standards set by the British Standards Institution’s PAS 100 standard (BSI).  This is the industry standard that ensures high-quality compost that is consistent, safe and reliable to use.

In addition to the Compost Giveaway residents are also able to collect free compost throughout the year from Alara Compost Hub 110- 112 Camley Street NC1 4PF.

Secretary of State approves development consent order for new energy recovery facility -

The Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy has today (24 February) granted a development consent order (DCO) for North London Waste Authority (NLWA) to build a replacement energy recovery facility.

The Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy has today (24 February) granted a development consent order (DCO) for North London Waste Authority (NLWA) to build a replacement energy recovery facility, and associated development at the Edmonton EcoPark. Read More

Safe Urban Driving -


At LondonWaste we not only strive to make sure we operate as safely as possible but also make sure that we reduce the risks of driving in today’s busy urban environments. We have enrolled 39 of our HGV drivers on the Driver Certificate of Professional Competence – Safe Urban Driving training course, this course gives both practical and classroom experience of sharing the roads safely with vulnerable road users, with an emphasis on cyclists.

Managing Director of North London Waste Authority to retire -

David Beadle, Managing Director of North London Waste Authority, has announced that he will retire at the end of the year.

Since joining the Authority in 2009 David has overseen key developments including pursuing north London’s strategy for the next generation of residual waste treatment, as well as closer partnership working with the Authority’s seven constituent boroughs through the establishment of north London’s Inter Authority Agreement (IAA).

The IAA was agreed in May 2016 to govern relations between the eight parties until the end of 2055, and introduces a new, fairer way of apportioning the Authority’s costs amongst the boroughs known as ‘menu pricing’.

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Mayoral Event 2016 -

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We celebrated our tenth Year Mayoral Event yesterday at our facilities in north London last week. Mayors spent the afternoon at our 40-acre site, and had the opportunity to speak about their chosen charities before been presented with donations for their good causes. This year funds will go to support a range of charities including Anna Freud, a National Centre for Children and Families dedicated to addressing mental ill-health, Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospice, The Ben Kinsella Trust, Lymphoma Association only UK charity and Whipps Cross Hospital.

National Recycling Awards 2016 -


Our Recycling Team which runs seven Reuse and Recycling Centres in North London were finalists in the “Team of the Year” category at the National Recycling Awards held on the 6th July . Unfortunately we were pipped to the post by a worthy winner Stoke Hospital & Pharmacy Stores Team.

We would like to congratulate the LondonWaste team and say thank you for their continued effort and hard work. Although we didn’t win the award we were over the moon to be nominated, fingers crossed for next year.

Environment Chief visits EcoPark -


Today Cllr Daniel Anderson, Enfield Council’s Cabinet Member for Environment, visited our facilities, to meet our Managing Director, Peter Sharpe, and to see for himself how we manage three quarters of million tonnes of waste per year.

We provide waste and recycling services for seven north London boroughs, as well as Enfield. We also manage waste from Barnet, Camden, Hackney, Haringey, Islington and Waltham Forest on behalf of the North London Waste Authority (NLWA). Our vision is that no waste should be sent to landfill from all of our sites by 2025.

Whilst visiting the Edmonton EcoPark, Cllr Anderson saw how the Energy Centre generates electricity from residents’ household waste. The power produced from waste is a primary source of renewable energy and supplies the equivalent of 72,000 homes every year.

Cllr Anderson said: “I was delighted to visit LondonWaste Ltd today and see for myself how the company has strived to improve recycling and reduce the amount of waste which currently ends up in landfill, which is quite frankly an unsustainable way to continue to dispose of waste in the 21st Century.

“Meeting with their Managing Director, Peter, today, I look forward to Enfield Council continuing to work with NLWA and LondonWaste Ltd to keep Enfield ahead of the game in reusing and recycling as much as we can whilst keeping our borough clean and continuing to protect our environment.”


LondonWaste Appoints New Head of Compliance -


LondonWaste would like to congratulate Julian Appleby on his appointment to his new position of Head of Compliance, effective 6th June 2016.

Julian has been a key member of  the management team as Head of Waste Operations since 1998. In his new role he will be responsible for developing the strategy to deliver a safe zero-harm working environment, as well as maintaining ISO & OHSAS Management Systems.

“Announcing Julian’s appointment, LondonWaste Managing Director Peter Sharpe said “Julian’s experience and leadership skills will ensure that all aspects of compliance are placed at the heart of all of LondonWaste’s operations’.

Speaking about his new role, Julian says: ‘with extensive operational background my experience of the associated risks involved will provide a platform to bring about behaviour change and deliver a safe zero harm working environment strategy, I am really looking forward to this challenge

Retirement after more than thirty years service -

Congratulations to Michael Noone

We extend best wishes to Michael Noone, who is retiring from the EcoPark Bulky Waste and Recycling Centre after 31 years of service.

Michael’s retirement is our loss, but a well-deserved respite for him. A valued and popular member of the recycling team, operating mobile plant, he will be greatly missed by his colleagues who have all benefited from his quiet, assured manner.

 Peter Sharpe, Managing Director said, “As an organisation one of our strengths is the consistency and experience our staff provide.  We are proud to recognise Michael’s commitment, dedication and loyalty to our trust.  We wish him well as he begins a new chapter in his life.”

Michael will retire on 23rd May and his last working day was Friday 13th May.  He was presented with a gift voucher.


Free reclaimed paint -


Are you looking for an affordable, chic way to change your room? Update with paint. Free tins of reclaimed paint for reuse, are available at your local North London Reuse and Recycling Centre. There is a fantastic selection of colours and finishes – emulsion, primer, gloss and satin. Ask a member of staff, fill in a form and update your home with paint.

Collect free reclaimed paint from:

Regis Road Reuse & Recycling Centre, Kentish Town, Camden, London NW5 3EW
Collection times:  Mon – Sun 9.00am to 3.00pm. Closed: Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year’s Day and Good Friday

Western Road Reuse & Recycling Centre, Western Road, Wood Green, London N22 6UG                          Collection times:  Mon – Sun 9.00am to 3.00pm. Closed: Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year’s Day and Good Friday

Park View Reuse & Recycling Centre, Park View Road, Tottenham, London N17 9AY                                     Collection times: Mon – Sun 9.00am to 3.00pm. Closed: Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year’s Day and Good Friday 

Kings Road Reuse & Recycling Centre, 48 Kings Road, Chingford, E4 7HR                                                     Collection times: Mon – Sun 9.00am to 3.00pm. Closed: Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year’s Day and Good Friday 

South Access Road Reuse & Recycling Centre, Walthamstow, E17 8AX (via Markhouse Avenue, near Low Hall Manor Business Centre) Collection times: Mon – Sun 9.00am to 3.00pm. Closed: Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year’s Day and Good Friday



Shortlisted for national awards -

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The high quality and accessible service that LondonWaste Ltd offers to North and East London residents has been recognised with two prestigious national award shortlists.

The team which runs seven Reuse and Recycling Centres (RRCs) has been shortlisted in the National Recycling Awards’ Team of the Year category.

This award recognises teams within the waste and recycling sector which have shown a collective commitment to go above and beyond what is expected in order to deliver excellent results. The 33-person RRC team was nominated for its contribution towards leading the company’s waste minimisation and reuse efforts.

Thanks to a range of measures being put in place, including bespoke customer service training; new site signage and improved customer-focused experience, reuse and recycling rates across the sites have gone from an average of 57% in 2012 to 76% in 2015 which is exceptional especially given the centres are all located in urban areas.

As well as operating the RRCs for North and East London residents, the team also runs ‘Second Time Around’. This reuse shop is based at the Kings Road RRC and offers a range of preloved items at affordable prices including second-hand furniture, clothes, books, toys and more.

LondonWaste Ltd has also been shortlisted for an Award for Excellence in Recycling and Waste Management, in the category of Waste Management Initiative in the Commercial and Public Sector.

This award recognises organisations which provide a first class recycling or waste diversion or minimisation solution. LondonWaste Ltd was nominated based on the service they provide on behalf of NLWA to North and East London residents. Achievements include the increase in reuse and recycling rates at the RRCs; improving the efficiency and resilience of its EcoPark operations so that during the period around 10% of waste received was sent to landfill; and using the waste collected from households to create enough energy to power 72,000 London homes each year.

Peter Sharpe, Managing Director of LondonWaste Ltd, said: “Being shortlisted for two national awards is testament to the hard work and commitment of our whole team in offering an excellent service to our customers.

“Every member of our RRC team has received customer engagement training, which makes them equipped to deal with difficult situations as well as to direct, engage and educate site users. We also encourage them to share ideas and best practice, and to lead the way in encouraging Londoners to reuse and recycle their waste.

“Meanwhile our operational team consistently looks for new and innovative ways to make our services more efficient and cost-effective, and the investment we have made in our Energy Centre life extension programme, has helped further improve its performance and extend its life to 2025, ensuring we continue to provide power for local homes.”

Ideal Interiors -

Map print covered wardrobe

Revived furniture personally selected by TV interior designer Linda Barker, from Reuse Shop Second Time Around, was used alongside new pieces of furniture to demonstrate a traditional British home with a 21st-century twist at this year’s Ideal Home Show.

Linda’s three bedrooms revealed styled themes; they included an eclectic display of salvaged picture frames, restyled wicker chairs and ornaments selected from the shop to give a boho-chic to a teenager’s room.   A design triumph with map print covered wardrobe, and vintage luggage exposed an explorer-themed room and a teenage woodland retreat room was dressed with accessories and recycled cane chair from our shop.

Opened last year in Chingford E4 by Linda Barker and Councillor Clyde Loakes, Second Time Around is stocked with salvaged furniture and household items that are just too good to throw away.   In this age of waste not, want not, updating an old good quality furniture can really make sense.  All it takes is basic DIY skills and inspiration.  A paint colour, new knobs and pulls can immediately restyle a wardrobe, box or chest.  Preloved items can sit well alongside new items and the show house shares inspiring tips on how for today’s savvy shoppers.    Why spend a fortune on a new item?  It can certainly be more interesting to explore reuse shops, auction houses, car boot sales and online resources like Freecycle and eBay.

Shop Manager Anita Andrea said “It’s fantastic that Linda Barker wanted to work with us again. She has completely transformed the furniture and that wardrobe is absolutely incredible.”

The show homes are ready to explore and residents from north and east London have had a hand in supporting reuse by donating items to their local reuse and recycling centres.

Second Time Around is open from 9am – 4:30 pm every Wednesday to Saturday and the first Sunday in every month.


Waste transfer centre fire extinguished -

LondonWaste Ltd confirms that at 10pm on Saturday 26th March, a fire affected a waste transfer centre within the Edmonton EcoPark.  The London Fire Brigade were called and attended the fire.

LondonWaste Ltd can also confirm that there were no injuries or damage to buildings or equipment.  The centre was back in operation by the evening of Sunday 27th March.  No other operations within the EcoPark were affected and services to the local boroughs and the waste authority continue as normal.

The cause of the fire is as yet unknown and an investigation is underway.


NLCC Networking Event -


March 3rd – The North London Chamber of Commerce (NLCC) Networking Event took place at LondonWaste Ltd.

The event gave local businesses from the Eley Estate the opportunity to meet and discuss NLCC’s history, new developments around the estate, the regeneration plans for Meridian Water, and how we manage waste and recycling in North London. One of the highlights of the afternoon was when the group visited the Energy Centre to see how we recover energy from waste.

We would like to thank everyone who attended the event and to keep up the good work.

For information on future events contact

Celebrity designer pops into Second Time Around -


In case you missed it… We were featured in Romford Today

REUSED furniture from Second Time Around will feature at the prestigious Ideal Home Show.

Bits and pieces sold at the shop based at Kings Road Reuse and Recycling Centre (RRC) in Chingford will take centre stage at the show.

Celebrity designer Linda Barker popped into the shop last week o select some of the salvaged household items donated by members of the public.

Thrilled staff said Linda took wicker chairs, photo frames, mirrors, musical instruments, vintage suitcases and a writing-bureau for the show which runs from March 18 to April 3.

Read full article here 

The Big Compost Giveaway -

Marvellous Mulch giveaway

To celebrate the growing season we are supporting Waltham Forest Council’s Cultivate Festival, by supplying compost. Free compost will be made available between 5th – 13th March – all you need to bring is bags and a shovel.

Compost piles are popping up at the following locations:

  • Large car park, Church Lane, Leytonstone E11 1HE
  • Langthorne Park car park, Birch Grove, Leytonstone E11 4YG
  • South Grove car park, South Grove, Walthamstow E17 7NX
  • Car park, John Beanse Waste and Recycling Education Centre, Pimp Hall Nature Reserve, 48 Kings Road, Chingford E4 7HR

LondonWaste Increases Recycling Centre To 74% -


Recycling rates at our seven reuse and recycling centres (RRCs) have  increased to an average of 74% in 2015 – an improvement of 17% in two years.

Between January and July 2013, LondonWaste Ltd took over the operation of Regis Road RRC in Kentish Town; Western Road RRC in Wood Green; Park View Road RRC in Tottenham; Hornsey Street RRC in Islington; Kings Road RRC in Chingford; and South Access Road RRC in Walthamstow, on behalf of the North London Waste Authority.

At the start of the contract, recycling rates across the centres were averaging of 57% and by the same period in 2015, rates were an average of 78% across six of the sites including one site that does not take in residual waste.

Read full article here 

Shoppers Paradise -

Come and browse for yourself

Sneakily hidden at the Kings Road Reuse & Recycling Centre in east London – Second Time Around is a unique space to shop for second-hand furniture, clothes books, toys, and to pick up inspiring items for your home.  Open Wednesday to Saturday 9.00am to 4.30pm and 9.00am to 4.30pm 6th, 20th March

Location: Second Time Around, 48 Kings Road, Chingford E4 7HR.

Free Compost Pop-Up event -

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Calling all gardeners, the next free compost giveaway organised by Sustainable Haringey, will take place in the Paddock car park, Alexandra Palace  N22 7AY on Sunday 17th April 10.00 am – 2.00pm.  Grab your friends, family, bags and spades!  Don’t be shy to fill up.  First come, first served.

The compost is made at our Compost Centre from household food and garden waste.

For more information about this event contact Joyce Rosser                

Australian visit to Hornsey Street Recycling Centre -

Aus visit

Visitors from Blacktown City Australia had  the opportunity to visit our Hornsey Street Waste & Recycling Centre and the Reuse and Recycling Centre. Built in 2004 as part of the Arsenal stadium development. The waste facility is part of a larger building that accommodates waste management and Islington Councils vehicle depot. Their whistle-stop tour of both areas specifically covered lay out and site management. Accompanied by Councillor Richard Greening, Mayor of Islington together with Islington Waste officers, their UK visit included four efws throughout the country including Belvedere.

Savvy shoppers Head to Second Time Around -

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Scores of savvy shoppers were enthralled by designer Linda Barker’s makeover of birdcage into a ceiling lamp at the official opening of second-hand shop Second Time Around in East London’s Chingford, Waltham Forest. The ribbon cutting was led by Deputy Lead of Waltham Forest Councillor Clyde Loakes on Saturday 14th November who introduced the shop as a great asset to the borough that will encourage recycling, reusing, reselling and even upcycling of household items.

The idea of this new venture is simple, linked to a network of Reuse and Recycling Centres, and run by LondonWaste Ltd for NLWA, recycling staff from north and east London ensure that any decent furniture, bric-a-brac and clothing brought in by local residents is diverted to the shop for sale. Unique mirrors, tables, chairs, toys, in fact any appropriate items, are sold at very reasonable prices. It’s the nifty place for bargain buys and any items not sold are recycled if possible. Any profits cover the cost of running the shop.

As a special treat, designer Linda Barker, donated her birdcage-lamp to the shop. It was promptly snapped up by local art class lecturer Adelaine Frank “This shop is a fantastic idea and recycling decent furniture is the best thing going. My students will be thrilled with this lamp.” She said.
Linda Barker then judged a chair upcycling competition where seven talented people from north and east London had each transformed an ordinary chair from Second Time Around into a stylish innovative creation. The winning design, was an inspired “Story Telling Chair” by Sue Irwin-Hunt, it displayed hand puppet woodland creatures, a green AstroTurf seat forest-floor and hanging hooks for bags, hats, cloaks and other propos to bring stories to life. This wonderful design will be displayed for a few weeks in Second Time Around, 48 Kings Road, Chingford E4 7HR.

There are plenty of bargains to be had and the chairs will be on display until mid-December.

Compost giveaway -

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Eager growers, keen to create fertile soil scrambled with excitement to cram bags, bins, and buckets with marvellous mulch, at a free compost giveaway held at Capel Manor in Enfield on Saturday 19th September. Alongside Capel Manor’s annual City Harvest festival, growers from London city farms, community gardens and local homes were invited to the colossal-compost heap excited to sample some mulch in preparation for autumn planting.

September is traditionally the time of harvest and this compost giveaway was appropriately timed to help community, commercial and home growers alike to prepare their ground for the long cold, wet autumn months.

London has predominately heavy clay soil that can get waterlogged when it rains. The deeper layers of ground however remain dry as water is unable to soak through. As plants grow they take up nutrients from the soil and if the minerals are not replaced regularly, soil quality and productivity can decline. Trevor Smith of Goat Lane Allotments said “Getting the soil right is key to successful growing. We’ve been using EcoPark Compost for about seven years now and growers have an excellent supply of crops.”

With winter fast approaching those new to growing could consider planting up a selection of delicious winter herbs that do well indoors in drained containers. Mint, Basil, Chives, and Rosemary are tasty examples; they are great seasonings for roast potatoes, hearty soups or even as dried flavourings.

The next giveaway will be early next year however in the meantime 30 litre bags of compost are available from the Capel Manor Gardens shop in Enfield, Reuse & Recycling Centres run by LondonWaste Limited, and loose compost is consistently available from the Alara Compost Hub in Kings Cross, click for details of where to buy 30 litre bags.

Fall of surprises! -

£29.89 money. Don’t miss out on Limited January offers

Growers! Summer is coming to an end. Autumn is the time for action, and a perfect time to prune your climbing roses, harvest your produce, and apply compost to nourish your soil in preparation for the coming winter months.

Grab a head start on Saturday 19th September and get to our EcoPark Compost Giveaway at Capel Manor’s Garden City Harvest Festival. Head for the car park, where you’ll find the perfect opportunity to be first in line to fill up on free compost and get growing advice from allotment growers. If you are an early bird, and are one of the first ten visitors to collect compost, you will receive exclusive tickets to explore the City Harvest Festival courtesy of LondonWaste Ltd.

With hundreds of growers using EcoPark Compost to improve their soil find out for yourself how it can benefit you. Loyal compost users at Goat Lane allotment in Enfield, Brookfield Allotment in Chingford and Back to Earth community gardens in Tottenham will be around to share their experience of using it as a mulch, soil conditioner and potting mix. This is the time of year to prepare for winter and by applying a layer of compost as mulch this could reduce weeds, improve the appearance of your planting area, retain soil moisture and save you money.

EcoPark Compost is made from household food and garden waste, in around twelve weeks at the EcoPark in Edmonton. For the past ten years we have supplied compost to farms, allotments community projects, horticulture societies, parks, open spaces and also to hundreds of local residents. In fact over eighty thousand tonnes of compost has been made from household waste, and about half of that has been given to community projects, that’s enough to fill two thirds of seats at Arsenal football stadium.

City Harvest Festival is held in conjunction with the London City Farms and Community Gardens there will have something for everyone, big or small. Come and soak up the atmosphere and celebrate autumnal fruit and vegetable, see the amazing animals, the dazzling displays and prizewinning produce. Click to find out more.

Harmony Garden Open Day 2nd August -

Gardens Open for Charity, is a charitable open day taking place on Sunday 2nd August, organised by the National Garden Scheme, it offers community gardens an easy way to raise money for their chosen charity. It also encourages new visitors into existing community gardens to enjoy beautiful open spaces.

This year LondonWaste Ltd are supporting the Harmony Garden in Tottenham which has benefited from over 540 tonnes of EcoPark Compost produced locally from food and garden scraps from local households. A large space, run by Back2Earth this garden is within Tottenham’s Broadwater Farm and displays Gabions walls filled with recycled materials, vegetable plots, flowers and pond. A poly tunnel houses exotic tropical plants from the Caribbean and Head Gardener Robert Samuda will be available as visitors explore the beautiful foliage, sample locally grown produce, stock up on free compost and sample wonderful Caribbean bbq.

Open Day at Harmony Garden
Date: Sunday 2 August
Time: 1pm to – 6pm
Admission: Adults: £3.50, Children: Free.

Click to find out details of your local Gardens Open for Charity


Rubbish trail invites a chain reaction -

L-R: Mayoress of Barnet Melissa Shooter, Mayor of Barnet Cllr Mark Shooter, Mayor of Enfield Cllr Patricia  Ekechi, Mayor of Haringey Cllr Ali Gul Ozbek, Mayoress of Islington, Patsy Bradbury,  Waltham Forest Consort, Zain Rashid, Mayor of Islington Cllr Richard Greening,  Speaker of Hackney Cllr Sade Etti, Mayor of Waltham Forest Cllr. Saima Mahmud, Camden Mayor’s Escort Julie Tucker Mayor of Camden Cllr Larraine Rebah

A rubbish-trail visit has boosted local mayor’s knowledge of resource-management following a visit to the Edmonton EcoPark.

The Mayors of Barnet, Camden, Enfield, Hackney, Haringey, Islington and Waltham Forest relished a rubbish-trail visit to the EcoPark where they considered the benefits of recycling plastics, wood, paper, card metals and garden cuttings from waste-containers at Reuse and Recycling Centres.

Together, the Mayors reviewed the ease in which kitchen scraps and garden waste is made into compost and learned that forty percent of the compost produced, is then returned to the community to enhance local growing initiatives.   For the past ten years many local allotments, community growing projects and resident groups have benefited from free compost whilst the remaining sixty-percent is sold to agriculture to replenish farming soil.

The worshipful Mayors, Mayoresses, Deputy, Speaker and Consort even investigated how half a million tonnes of household rubbish is used as a “fuel” to make electricity. They reviewed functions in the central control room and scrutinised experienced control operators as they explained control systems and interventions required to manage the wide ranging composition of household waste received. The EcoPark produces enough power for all its own needs and exports the remainder to the national grid – enough to power seventy-two thousand homes!

“I am delighted to be here” said The Worshipful, the Mayor of Enfield Councillor Patricia Ekechi. “This money you are giving me will go a long way to helping in my area, thank you.”

As the voice of the community, and as we all look to add more and more value to materials we no longer need, by selling, donating, reusing or separating for reuse, such visits are a great way to share knowledge. Such visits encouraged by LondonWaste Limited are another way that the company seeks to bring benefit to the local community. We hope it will start a chain reaction, driving up recycling efforts and encouraging efficient energy use in the mayor’s local boroughs.

Listed below are the charities the Mayors will focus on for the year 2015-16:

  •  Speaker of Hackney Councillor Sade Etti will support Hackney Food Bank which provides emergency food for local people in crisis, Immediate Theatre which offers an interactive and imaginative youth arts programme for young people and charities assisting victims of domestic violence.
  • Mayor of Enfield Councillor Patricia Ekechi, will support the care of people living with dementia.
  • The Mayor of Camden, Councillor Larraine Revah will support family charity KIDS that provides families of disabled children and young people with a single point of contact for information, advice, emotional and practical support. “I am delighted you have thought about and given us this donation, thank you.”
  • Mayor of Barnet, Councillor Mark Shooter, will support four charities to help deliver Dignity Assistance, Respect and Education (DARE). His charities include Chai Cancer Care which assists patients with cancer, Homeless Action Barnet that provides care for the homeless, he will also support education for children with learning difficulties and research into extending the life of children suffering with Duchenne muscular dystrophy.
  • Deputy Mayor of Haringey Councillor Ali Gul Ozbek will support All People All Places a charity which aims to break the cycle of homelessness and to improve the lives of people in his borough.
  • The Mayor of Islington Councillor Richard Greening will support charity Music First which provides musical instruments and tuition for primary school children
  • The Mayor of Waltham Forest Councillor Saima Mahmud donations will support The Kiran Project and Haven which provides temporary accommodation for victims of domestic violence, Samaritans Waltham Forest, and finally public health colleagues and grassroots organisations to promote the physical and emotional wellbeing of residents in the borough

Harmony Garden Open Day 2nd August -

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Gardens Open for Charity, is a charitable open day taking place on Sunday 2nd August, organised by the National Garden Scheme, it offers community gardens an easy way to raise money for their chosen charity. It also encourages new visitors into existing community gardens to enjoy beautiful open spaces.

This year LondonWaste Ltd are supporting the Harmony Garden in Tottenham which has benefited from over 540 tonnes of EcoPark Compost produced locally from food and garden scraps from local households. A large space, run by Back2Earth this garden is within Tottenham’s Broadwater Farm and displays gabion walls filled with recycled materials, vegetable plots, flowers and wildlife pond. Head Gardener Robert Samuda, will be available to  answers questions, while visitors explore the beautiful gardens, stock up on free compost and sample wonderful Caribbean food.

Open Day at Harmony Garden
Date: Sunday 2 August
Time: 1pm to – 6pm
Admission: Adults: £3.50, Children: Free.

Click to find out details of your local Gardens Open for Charity

New Managing Director announced -

Appointed MD of LondonWaste Ltd from 3rd August 2015

Peter Sharpe has been appointed Managing Director of LondonWaste Ltd and will take up his post on 3rd August 2015.  He takes over from David Sargent who will retire on Friday 31st July 2015, after 15 years in the role.

Peter, with proven leadership skills, is taking over responsibility for the company at a point when it is commencing delivery of a major new waste contract and is working with its owners, North London Waste Authority, on emerging proposals for North London’s future waste solutions.  Peter brings previous investment and renewables experiences from Skanska.  He also has extensive experience in the resources sector, including the role of managing director at Kelda Energy Services and Projects Director at Shanks.

Commenting on the appointment, Peter Sharpe said: “With LondonWaste at the heart of NLWA’s longer term plans, this role is tremendously exciting with lots of challenges and opportunities ahead. I am looking forward to working with an experienced board and management team at LondonWaste and building upon the company’s past successes.”


Theresa Villiers MP visits Edmonton EcoPark -

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Theresa Villiers MP spent the morning at the Edmonton EcoPark to learn more about plans to build an Energy Recovery Facility with associated buildings for north London’s waste. The MP for Chipping Barnet, gained an update on the project, entitled North London Heat and Power Project from David Beadle Managing Director North London Waste Authority and David Sargent Managing Director LondonWaste Ltd. She later explored the existing Energy From Waste facility with Technical Director, Nazneem Grogan.

For almost forty-five years, LondonWaste Ltd, fully utilising the EcoPark as well as its other centres has served the local area well and has successfully diverted over twenty-one million tonnes of waste from landfill, generating enough electricity for 72,000 homes. LondonWaste Ltd has made multi-million pound investments in its operations over the years and will continue to serve residents well into the future. The replacement facilities, would use the most advanced proven technologies and allow access for the public and businesses from 2021. EcoPark House will house a visitor’s centre where people can find out more about recycling, waste, heat and power. See also

New trucks at the EcoPark -


As we manage a number of strategically placed waste sites all of which are permitted to receive household rubbish our vehicles play a vital role in moving materials to the right places in order to increase its usability and value. We are running a new fleet of Mercedes-Benz eight-wheelers vehicles, fitted with Hyva hook-loading equipment, they will be based at the Edmonton EcoPark, one of the capital’s largest facilities of its type.

The vehicles access Reuse & Recycling Centres in and around the North and East London area and will collect and deliver a range of materials (cardboard, wood, hardcore, green waste, hard plastics paper) for recycling and furniture and other household items such as beds, wardrobes even bicycles for Reuse. We are a conscious fleet operator working within the Capital and its Low Emission Zone (LEZ), so it was important that these vehicles meet the latest standard for exhaust emission regulations; Euro VI. This standard further reduces nitrous oxides, (NOx), which are a significant greenhouse gas and air pollutant. The daily container exchanges made with these vehicles will help to make the most of the items residents have put aside for recycling. For example

• Mixed rigid plastics are delivered to the EcoPark Bulky Recycling Centre for further storage and then are delivered off site to a plastics recycling business where they can be shredded, granulated or made into new products
• Cardboard and paper is delivered to the EcoPark Bulky Recycling Centre for further storage, it is then delivered off site to a paper reprocessing plant where it is then recycled into paper and card.
• Wood is stored at the EcoPark then it is transferred to a wood recycling centre and used in remanufacturing other wood based products such as chipboard, mdf and for fuel pellets.
• Hardcore is delivered to a recycling plant close to the EcoPark where it is screened, sorted and reused in the building and road construction industries.
• General household waste is delivered to the EcoPark where it is sorted and any recyclable material removed for recycling whilst the remaining general waste is used to produce electricity

Our vehicles are also fitted with Fleetboard which is a web-based on-board telematics data capture system accessed and stored on-line. It allows us to collect vehicle-use data on a regular basis, review driver performance, track fuel consumption and will also record other relevant information such as harsh braking, driver speeds, engine revving and location. With this information we are able to identify trends, training requirements and reward excellence. “We foster a culture of commitment to health and safety which includes working with employees and other parties to reduce risk and increase safe working practices,” said Julian Appleby, Head of Operations. Driver feedback has been positive, these vehicles provide a secure and smooth drive, seating is greatly improved, as is the dashboard design which wraps round the driver, and therefore improves driver control.

Serving the capital city we work in some tight spaces so access is essential to our efficient and responsible operation, and compared to our previous trucks these Mercedes-Benz vehicles offer a vast improvement in terms of their manoeuvrability and control. They provide a secure and smooth drive; seating is much better, as is the design of the dashboard, which wraps around the driver.

Our greatest asset is our loyal workforce and we are committed to their health, safety and welfare. We foster a culture of commitment to health and safety which includes working with employees and other parties to reduce risk and increase safe working practises. By trialling vehicle it allows the team to get fully involved in the decision making process and feedback on features. Safety is all important; the driver’s cab is higher than our previous vehicles however the front class six mirror position improves driver vision and we have added a blind spot warning systems and our usual camera safety system. The cameras will record from four points on the vehicle; both sides, rear and front facing. This gives drivers all-round visibility and with corresponding sensor points all around the vehicle increases driver awareness of pedestrians, cyclists and obstacles.