Reinvigorating recycling, accelerating the circular economy and helping London become a zero carbon city.


Advance London

The London Waste and Recycling Board (LWARB) is a partnership of the Mayor of London and the London boroughs to improve waste and resource management. The city’s economic and environmental future depends on our transitioning to a low-carbon circular economy. And at LWARB, we work to ensure that London’s businesses, local government and communities thrive by helping them make the very best use of resources and materials.


To do this we have two programmes of work:

Our  Circular London programme creates the conditions required to allow a circular economy to flourish in the capital. A circular economy is a more efficient and environmentally sound alternative to the traditional linear economy. It is one in which we keep resources in use for as long as possible, extract the maximum value from them whilst in use, then recover and regenerate products and materials at the end their life.

LWARB’s work in this area ranges from strategic and practical advisory support to business – both large corporates and SMES – to circular investments and accelerators; from business model development and piloting to policy consultation and guidance; and from building communities and collaborative networks across the capital to the promotion and support of emerging innovators. More »

Our Resource London programme supports London’s waste authorities, providing one-to-one operational and behavior change support across the capital. It is delivered as a partnership between LWARB and WRAP, the government’s resource efficiency body. And the programme team delivers innovative research-led service improvement initiatives such as the London flats recycling project. As well as running London-wide consumer campaigns including London Recycles and Love Not Landfill.

The programme replaces LWARB’s efficiencies programme which ran from 2012 to 2015 and identified savings in excess of £11 million per annum over 5 years for London’s local authorities. More »

Our business plan for 2020 – 2025 places the reduction of London’s consumption based emissions of CO2e at its core – aiming to reduce them by identifying leverage points that will enable an accelerated and just transition to a circular economy. To reduce consumption-based emissions, LWARB will place a renewed emphasis on activities that reduce waste and increase recycling.

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LWARB vacancy

Paid internship opportunity – circular economy

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Position: Events executive (intern) – Circular Economy Week 2020 Duration: 2½ - 3 Months, starting mid-April to 1st May 2020. Full time. Salary: £21,353 (pro-rata) The London Waste and Recycling…
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LWARB Audit Committee Meeting Date: 05 March 2020 Time: 12.00 Venue: LWARB, 69 Wilson Street, London EC2A 2BB The Agenda and papers are shown below: Agenda - Audit Cttee 5…
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CLOSED Tender opportunity: Audience Insight – #Love Not Landfill

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The London Waste and Recycling Board (LWARB) is seeking a provider to undertake research and deliver insights into our primary target audience for the #LoveNotLandfill sustainable fashion campaign: 16-24-year old…
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CLOSED Recruitment: Three Circular London job opportunities

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We’re looking for three Circular Economy Advisors The London Waste and Recycling Board plays an important role in delivering the Mayor of London’s aspiration for the capital to be a…


Pleased to make public our new business plan at this critical time when actions we take will have fundamental impact on us & future generations. Over the next 5 years we will be working to accelerate a just transition to a

We're really sad to hear the news of Richard Tracey's passing. He was a supportive and empowering Chair of LWARB and will be remembered with respect and warmth by those of us who were lucky enough to work with him.

We have set up an online community space to facilitate knowledge sharing & support about contingency plans that are being developed to deal with the and the impact it will be having on crucial waste services across London. ...

In these unsettling times, we wish partners & colleagues across business, waste authorities & London's communities & NGOs a happy, healthy weekend. While we are our thoughts are with front line teams delivering essential...

This Friday from 10 - 12pm GMT we will be hosting a virtual conversation for professionals in collaboration with . It will be a supportive space to keep momentum going on building a global low carbon