The joint waste operation of north London’s boroughs has given the go ahead to finalise the renewal of its waste management contract with London Waste.
A report from a meeting on 29 September said that representatives of the seven councils of the North London Waste Authority (NLWA) have delegated NLWA’s head of operation to finalise the terms of the agreement and NLWA’s managing director to seal it.
The contract will allow London Waste, which is fully owned by NLWA, to continue its waste operations after December 2014.
London Waste runs the energy-from-waste (EfW) complex EcoPark in Edmonton, which treats residual waste from the seven north London boroughs.
NLWA said the contract would be amended slightly to reflect a reduction in costs of services and also in landfill tax. These are expected to result in savings of £5m per year initially and £3.5m from 2018.
The contract will last until 2025, until which the EfW complex is expected to remain operational.
“As for future waste management arrangements, we’re not currently in a position to go public on any announcement, although we are still working towards an autumn timetable,” said a NLWA spokesperson.
The decision followed the adoption in July of the Mayor’s Opportunity Area Planning Framework for the Upper Lee Valley, which provides for the creation of a heat from waste hub at the EcoPark.