Euston Ling, BE(Chem), MBT, FCIWM
Head of Technical Assurance for the North London Heat & Power Project
North London Waste Authority
B.E. Chem (Hons), MBT, FCIWM
Euston Ling holds a Bachelor of Chemical Engineering degree and a Masters of Business and Technology. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institution of Wastes Management and is a Centre Councilor on their London and Southern Counties Centre Council.
With over 30 years of experience in the UK and international solid waste management and sustainable resource sector, Euston is employed by the North London Waste Authority as their Planning and Technical Manager, and the Head of Technical Assurance for the delivery of the Authority’s new Resource Recovery Facility, and replacement Energy Recovery Facility which will be capable of treating 700,000 tonnes of residual waste per year from 2026 onwards. As part of this role, Euston has responsibility for the assurance of new facilities from planning and concept designs, through to construction and commissioning, and then onto longer term asset management.
Prior to working at NLWA, Euston worked for a number of consultancies providing technical advice to local authorities throughout the UK and overseas. Euston also worked for the major public sector waste management company in New South Wales, Australia, where he had lead accountability for waste and recycling sorting, processing, and disposal arrangements for the Sydney 2000 Olympics. Prior to this, Euston worked for a number of years in Hong Kong on a major landfill site, and the remediation of former landfills in Sydney.
North London Waste Authority (NLWA) is a statutory public authority, committed to serving over two million north London residents in Barnet, Camden, Enfield, Hackney, Haringey, Islington, Waltham Forest.
NLWA’s work includes:
- Managing waste transportation and disposal on behalf of seven north London boroughs
- Managing recycling collected by our seven boroughs
- Promoting waste minimisation and recycling to preserve resources
Our aim is to preserve the resources and the environment today and for future generations. We are committed to innovation and careful planning to ensure we manage waste resources effectively and sustainably. We work with residents, schools and businesses to promote waste minimisation and recycling to preserve resources and reduce the amount of waste that has to be disposed of.
For the waste that cannot be recycled we manage this at Edmonton EcoPark in our energy from waste facility. The EcoPark has diverted 21 million tonnes of rubbish from landfill since 1971. It has served north London well, but now the facility needs updating to make sure we can keep treating north London’s rubbish for another 50 years, stop it being buried in the ground, and recover more energy from our waste. The North London Heat and Power Project is NLWAs redevelopment for the site which started construction in 2019 and includes a replacement energy recovery facility, facilities for recycling and a public reuse and recycling centre, opening the EcoPark for residents to take their waste to for the first time.