North London Waste Authority (NLWA) has announced that 99.9 per cent of non-hazardous construction, demolition, and excavation waste produced through construction of the North London Heat and Power Project, has been diverted from landfill through reuse, recycling, and recovery.
The heat and power project is a new sustainable waste hub providing modern and advanced waste management and recycling facilities for two million residents.
It will be based in Edmonton and is being constructed over ten years.
Once complete, the ‘EcoPark’ will include a public recycling centre along with a replacement energy recovery facility, and a resource recovery facility,
The NLWA says the project has exceeded its target for a minimum of 85 per cent of non-hazardous waste to be diverted from landfill, with 39.12 per cent reused, 32.81 per cent recycled, and 28.04 per cent recovered and sent for restoration or backfilling activities.
Councillor Clyde Loakes, chairman of NLWA , said: “I am delighted to announce that the North London Heat and Power Project has exceeded an already very high target and is sending nearly all construction waste for onward use.
“NLWA and our contractors are committed to going above and beyond to provide local benefits and minimise environmental impact. As an Authority, our strategic priority is to encourage residents to reduce their waste and recycle more, and we’re proud to lead by example.”
The project’s main contractor for EcoPark South, Taylor Woodrow, and Enfield-based subcontractor Galldris Services Ltd, have sent more than 50,000 tonnes of waste, including non-hazardous soils and stones, to be reused at Wanstead Rugby Club in Woodford Green.
The materials are being used to even out the existing rugby pitches to improve the experience for players and fans.