Issue details

East London Waste Authority (ELWA)

• The East London Waste Authority (ELWA) is the statutory waste disposal

authority responsible for the disposal of municipal and commercial waste

collected by the London Boroughs of Havering, Barking and Dagenham,

Newham and Redbridge (the Constituent Councils).

• ELWA entered into an Integrated Waste Management Services (IWMS)

Contract in December 2002 to arrange for the treatment and the disposal of

this waste. The IWMS Contract runs until December 2027.

• ELWA and the Constituent Councils have developed a new Joint Strategy for

East London’s Resources and Waste for the period from 2027 to 2057 and the

Joint Strategy has been ratified by all five authorities.

• ELWA and the Constituent Councils are now looking at the steps required to

ensure that new arrangements for waste treatment and disposal are in place in

time for expiry of the IWMS Contract.

• This report will include the recommendation to implement the preferred

option arising from an Outline Business Case for how the services will be

commissioned in future.

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Expenditure > £500,000;

Decision status: For Determination

Notice of proposed decision first published: 30/11/2022

Anticipated restriction: Part exempt  - View reasons

Decision due: 19 Jul 2023 by Cabinet

Lead member: Cabinet Member for Environment

Lead director: Director Neighbourhoods

Contact: Imran Kazalbash, Assistant Director, Public Realm Email:

Consultation process

All relevant Business Partners in oneSource will be consulted.