Waste management strategy and future plans

Our waste management strategy details our approach to the management of waste.

We created the strategy to make sure our management of waste in Harrow was:

  1. sustainable and
  2. in line with legislation and guidelines.

In Harrow, we have an estimated population of 252,338 (2020).

Our bin crews collect around 700,000 bins a year.

Landfill costs are increasing and concerns are ever growing over climate change efforts.

It is more important than ever for us to make sure that the waste we produce is managed efficiently.

Our waste management strategy is reviewed every three years, considering any:

  • developing practice
  • new guidance
  • changing legislation.

At the time of any review, a consultation will take place with appropriate parties.

View our current waste management strategy 2016-2026.

The West London Waste Authority

The West London Waste Authority (WLWA) handles the collection of waste in six London boroughs:

  • Brent
  • Ealing
  • Harrow
  • Hillingdon
  • Hounslow
  • Richmond upon Thames.

The WLWA have teams which run events and work with each council’s waste teams.

Their goal is to help West London residents reduce, reuse and recycle as much of their waste as possible.

To find out more about the WLWA, visit the West London Waste website.

The West London Waste Plan

The WLWA have developed a plan to help manage waste produced in West London over the next 15 years.

View the adopted waste plan documents:

You can order a bound copy of the West London Waste Plan for £20.00 by emailing the programme officer.

For more information, visit the West London waste plan website.