We have a vital responsibility to manage household waste and recyclables produced within the seven North London boroughs whilst managing our impact on the environment. Our aim is to divert household waste from landfill whilst extracting the maximum value for the community from the waste you produce. We serve the London community and most particularly North London in a number of ways:
Employment and training
We employ over 300 people across the entire field of waste recycling and energy production including operatives, engineers, drivers, chemists, managers and administrators to ensure continuous improvement in our business performance. Through involvement with job centres, agencies and long term links with local educational establishments, the company continues to prepare for the future needs of this growing sector.
We recycle 70% of items through our Reuse and Recycling Centres across North London.e.
Generating green energy for London homes
The Energy Centre is where waste unsuitable for recycling is converted into electricity using superheated steam produced by our boilers. We export around 85 per cent of the electricity we generate – that’s enough to power 80,000 homes throughout the year.
Diverting waste away from landfill
Disposing of waste in landfill sites is outmoded and environmentally unacceptable, not least because it means the potential value of the waste in providing energy or reusable materials is overlooked. Since 1994, we have diverted more than 10 million tonnes of waste from landfill, and continue to divert 698,000 tonnes away from landfill every year.