Two Prestigious Awards for West London Waste Authority

The West London Waste Authority (WLWA) has won two prestigious Partnership Awards for its new contract to manage the household waste from 1.4million west London residents.

The West London Waste Authority (WLWA) has won two prestigious Partnership Awards for its new contract to manage the household waste from 1.4million west London residents.

WLWA and its partners, SITA UK beat strong competition from other projects in the UK, Canada, Russia and Poland to win gold in the Best Waste/Energy/Water Project category at the awards held on Thursday, 5 June. The Authority and external advisors, Sharpe Pritchard, PwC and Jacobs (formerly SKME Enviros), along with the Local Partnership WIDP team were also recognised for the way they worked together, winning the Best Project Team award.

The contract with SITA UK, will ensure that 96% of waste collected from the boroughs of Brent, Ealing, Harrow, Hillingdon, Hounslow and Richmond upon Thames that cannot be recycled by residents will be diverted from landfill, saving more than 83,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions each year.

SITA UK has started the building of the Severnside Energy Recovery Plant near Bristol, which when operational in 2016 will produce electricity to power the equivalent of approximately 50,000 homes (around half the number in a west London borough) and could also supply heat to local businesses, further improving its environmental performance and reducing CO2 emissions further.

Councillor Bassam Mahfouz, Chair of WLWA, said: “I’m delighted that this project, which protects the environment and saves local taxpayers’ money, has been recognised by these awards. Well done to all of our partners and, especially, the project team on these successes.”