Waste management strategy and future plans

Our waste management strategy details how we manage 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 rising. People are growing more concerned. They worry about efforts to fight climate change. It is now more important than ever for us to ensure that we manage our waste well.

We review our waste management strategy every three years. We consider any:

  • developing practice
  • new guidance
  • changing legislation.

At the time of any review, we will consult with the right parties. View our current waste management strategy 2016-2026.

The West London Waste Authority (WLWA)

The 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. They aim to help West London residents reduce, reuse, and recycle. They want them to recycle as much of their waste as possible. Find out more about WLWA on the West London Waste website.

The West London Waste Plan

The WLWA have developed a plan to help manage waste in West London. It is a plan that covers the next 15 years.

You can view the adopted waste plan documents:

For more details, see the West London waste plan website.