Published on:11 July 2016
Cllr Daniel Anderson, Enfield Council's Cabinet Member for Environment, recently visited the Edmonton EcoPark, which is operated by LondonWaste Ltd.
Cllr Daniel Anderson, Enfield Council's Cabinet Member for Environment, recently visited the Edmonton EcoPark, which is operated by LondonWaste Ltd. He met Managing Director Peter Sharpe to see for himself how the company manages three quarters of a million tonnes of waste each and every year.
LondonWaste provides waste and recycling services to the North London Waste Authority (NLWA), which arranges for the disposal of waste from seven north London boroughs, namely Enfield, Barnet, Camden, Hackney, Haringey, Islington and Waltham Forest. However, LondonWaste's vision is that no waste should be sent to landfill from any of its sites by 2025.
Whilst visiting the Edmonton EcoPark Cllr Anderson saw how the Energy Centre generates electricity from residents' household waste. The power generated from waste is a primary source of renewable energy and supplies the equivalent of more than 72,000 homes every single year.
Cllr Anderson said: "I was really glad to have the opportunity to visit the Edmonton EcoPark in order to see for myself just how LondonWaste has striven to improve recycling.
"Indeed, the more we recycle the less we send to landfill, which is surely the right way to go in this, the 21st Century.
"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, thereby continuing to protect and enhance our environment."
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