full screen background image
Follow us on Instagram

Watch your waste-line in 2014

Happy 2014 to everyone! It’s a New Year and as we flip open the new calendar, we can allow ourselves a bit of reminiscing about the year that was – whether it went well or not so well. If you’re one to look ahead at the coming year with anticipation, your thoughts will naturally turn…

Read more

Loving Festive Food

Picture of roasted meat

Food is such a big part of the season’s festivities but once we’ve had our fill of Christmas dinner there’s so much choice about how to use up the uneaten food. Having turkey for three days straight doesn’t have to be boring! We’ve got some great ideas for turning turkey, brussels sprouts (and many of…

Read more

You’re making a list and checking it twice…

The turkey is ordered, you’ve attended at least one Christmas party and the last school day of term is upon us! At this point, your thoughts are probably moving towards completing all those tasks you need to do before you can even think about relaxing with a glass of mulled wine! This week we w…

Read more

How’s your festive food planning going?

Are you finding it hard to believe there’s less than three weeks to go until Christmas Day, we are – where has the time gone? Festive food has been in the shops for weeks and weeks now and now it’s close enough to work out what’s being eaten in your home over the festive period…

Read more

Get your gladrags ready for Christmas parties

It’s that time of year again – the party season! Most of us will grace at least one party over the Christmas period and even if you do belong to the ‘Bah humbug’ camp, the chances are good that you’ll have to put on your gladrags at some point this month! Whether you’ve already got…

Read more

WLWA signs long term contract with SITA consortium to end landfilling of waste

West London Waste Authority has successfully signed a Public Private Partnership (PPP) contract with a consortium led by SITA UK Ltd to recover energy from residual waste over the next 25 years. SITA UK, along with its partners Scottish Widows Investment Partners and the ITOCHU Corporation, will design, finance, build and operate infrastructure to manag…

Read more

Why hate waste at Christmas?

It’s our job to dispose of all the rubbish (not separated for recycling) created in homes in West London. Whether you put rubbish out in sacks or bins, your local council collects it and brings it to our transfer stations to be sent to landfill or an energy from waste plant. Just after Christmas w…

Read more

Do you love Christmas but hate waste?

Take up the winter reduce, re-use, recycling challenge. We’re looking for individuals, couples and families to challenge themselves to go green with us this Christmas and tell us what they’re doing. We can give you a helping hand to save money, the environment and time over the festive season with ideas to reduce, re-use and…

Read more

Do I really waste food?

57% of us claim not to waste food (or very little) yet existing research shows that 4.2 million tonnes of food that could have been eaten is thrown away from homes each year and in west London around 30% of the content (by weight) of black bags is food waste. Everyone is different, to find out…

Read more

Be green for Halloween

With only a few days left for final Halloween preparations here are a few ideas to get in the spirit! The costumes, pumpkins and scary foods (yes – scary slices), have been in the shops for over a month now but you don’t have to buy something new to bring Halloween to your home. Her…

Read more

West London Waste goes to the Gadget Show

Among the latest releases and previews of new technology, technology lovers at the Gadget Show Live at Earls Court (1-3 November) can find out how to re-use and recycle unwanted and broken electrical equipment. On our partner DHL’s, stand E55 come and sit in the retro living room complete with reused furniture, TV’s and old-school gadgets…

Read more

WLWA Tendering for Transport Service Provider

West London Waste Authority is currently tendering for Transport and Associated Services to harmonise the transport of residual waste between the eight Household Re-use and Recycling Centres (HRRC) and the Authority’s rail waste transfer stations at Transport Avenue, Brentford and Victoria Road, South Ruislip. The procurement also incorporates the transport of recyclable materials such as…

Read more

Could you be Harrow’s first Bin Doctor?

If you can talk rubbish and make it fun, you love talking and listening to people in your local community and you want to be trained in media communication –  this job could be for you! The Rubbish Diet is a fun and exciting way of helping households sort out their rubbish.  Already established in…

Read more

Fancy a curry?

It’s National Curry Week (7th -14th October) and lots of us will tuck into one curried dish or another this week, considering over 23 million Brits enjoy a tasty curry at least once a month! As a much loved favourite, not even the recession has curbed our love for a good ol’ curry. Overall spending…

Read more

A student’s guide to avoiding baked beans on toast

Moving away to college or university and learning to fend for yourself is a scary but exciting prospect! There’s a lot to take in – a new home, new friends and new skills – it’s easy to forget about cooking but using Love Food Hate Waste tips, advice and recipes you can make a good…

Read more

Not quite using it up for zero waste week

Welcome to the second part of our zero waste week food waste challenge. Earlier this week we introduced you to Sarah, our Waste Minimisation Co-ordinator, who has spent the last week keeping track of what she does every day to make the most of her food shop. She’s already shared with you how she shopped…

Read more

Using it up for Zero Waste Week

Last week we told you about our pledge to support Zero Waste Week (2 – 8th September), our pledge was to tell everyone we can about zero waste and reducing food waste. We could just give you lots of tips on Twitter (and we will do that), but we also want to bring you a…

Read more

It’s almost Zero Waste Week

From 2-8 September, we’re taking part in Zero Waste Week 2013. The theme of the week this year is “Use it up!” which focuses on food waste. There are huge benefits for our bank balance and the environment if we all waste less food. Many different organisations and people are making pledges to support the week.…

Read more

Make the most of food wherever you eat

When you eat out do you ever find you’ve got some food left on your plate and think ‘what a waste’? It’s estimated that more than 600,000 tonnes of food waste is thrown away each year in the UK hospitality and food service industry – that’s restaurants, pubs, hotels, cafes, staff restaurants etc. Some of…

Read more

Have a Perfect Picnic this holiday…

Whether you’re heading off to the local park or visiting London attractions it’s easy to put together a tasty and inexpensive lunch or dinner using up your leftovers and what you’ve already bought. Reducing the amount of food and drink we throw away can help the average family save around £50 a month. This could…

Read more

Let’s Get Composting West London

National Allotment Week started on 5th August, this August we’re encouraging everyone in West London to compost in your garden at home and your allotment. Whether you’re just getting started or are a composting expert we’d like you to take part in encouraging compost this week. We would like to hear from anyone who wants to…

Read more

You are WEEE recycling champions – well done West London

Put your hand up if you’re holding onto unwanted or broken electronic items. Come on don’t be shy, we all do it. It could be your old mobile phone in a bedroom drawer, the juicer you were given for Christmas in 2008 but still haven’t used or a remote control toy robot that makes annoying…

Read more

How big is your app-etite?

If you need some inspiration to whet your appetite, want to plan your meals for the week or need to check how much rice you need to feed 8 for dinner the new Love Food Hate Waste app has something for you. Launched at the end of April the new app has lots of features…

Read more

It’s Recycle WEEEk

Video killed the radio star, DVD killed the VCR and downloads are threatening the DVD …but what do we do with the outdated tech? It’s National Recycling Week, so get involved and take the time this week to clear out your outdated and broken electrical items and take them to one of the community collection…

Read more

WEEE really want you to help us recycle more

National Recycle Week starts on 17th June and this year we’ve partnered up with DHLEnvirosolutions to help West Londoners recycle their electrical items. Apparently we all have at least 3 broken or unwanted electrical items in cupboards, lofts and garages just taking up space. To make recycling these really easy we’re looking for community groups…

Read more

It’s national BBQ week!

How appropriate is it for national BBQ week to start on bank holiday Monday? So many of us are already planning to dust off the grill, head out to buy new charcoal and have invited friends over to sit out enjoying the wonderful weather (we’re hoping) with a cold drink in hand and delicious food…

Read more

Free compost to celebrate Compost Awareness Week

The sun finally made an appearance in April after chasing away the snow so you’ve probably not had much chance to get your garden ready for growing, but we’re hoping the sun will come out in May! To help you get back into your garden, your councils across West London are celebrating the 13th annua…

Read more

Join in with Real Nappy Week events

Real nappies

It’s Real Nappy Week so we’re joining in with the celebrations to help local mum’s to shout about the great experiences they (and their children) have had using washable nappies and the money they’ve saved. There are lots of events happening in West London between the 15th and 20th April, go along to see how…

Read more