Global Recycling Day

Published

18 Mar 2021
Recycling bin

At LondonEnergy, we are pleased to support Global Recycling Day on the 18 March. The day is important to us as we are committed to making sure that the community of North London's waste is handled responsibly. Managing six Reuse and Recycling Centres in North London (Barnet, Camden, Haringey, Islington, and Waltham Forest) makes recycling part of our DNA.

Our services, activities, and actions minimise waste, increase recycling and recover energy from waste. We process nearly 820,000 tonnes of waste and recycling every year, and we aim to divert as much waste from landfill as possible. 73% of waste collected in our Recycling and Reuse Centres are recycled.

Residents can dispose of hundreds of items, including aluminium cans, paper, cardboard, electrical items and much more. Items that are in good condition and transferred to our reuse shop. Waste unsuitable for recycling is sent to our energy plant to produce electricity and power 80,000 London homes every year.

We even recycle the ash produced as a sustainable aggregate used in building roads and for construction purposes. To encourage further recycling in 2017, we launched our recycling coffee cup campaign 'MochaDifference' in partnership with Waltham Forest, Hackney, and Camden councils to raise awareness of the number of single-use coffee cups thrown away every year and encourage people to recycle their coffee cups and swaps their disposable cups for reusable ones. The cups collected in their offices are recycled, and the recovered fibres are used to make new furniture and paper.

Read more about What Happen to your Waste here.