A waste authority has launched a half a billion pound project to replace its ageing incinerator.

The North London Waste Authority, based in Advent Way, Upper Edmonton is set to demolish its current energy plant to make way for a new generator.

The authority is aiming to recycle half its waste by 2020, and use the latest technology in its new incinerator to improve the air quality of north London.

Clyde Loakes, Chair of NLWA, said: “We want to prevent waste, we want you to recycle it and anything you can’t, we’re going to turn into fuel and use it to heat and power homes.

“We’re already doing it and this way we can continue to do it, which is good news for jobs, investment and sorting out north London’s waste problem.

"We are going to set the benchmark with this project: we want the best technology available when it comes to air quality, the best design available in terms of how it looks, and best of all, in my opinion, is we’re going to be able to heat people’s homes for many years to come.

“This is planning ahead. This replacement facility will still be heating homes when young Prince George is in his 40s."

The site is already earmarked by Enfield Council and the Mayor of London for ongoing waste management use and will now go to public consultation.

Councillor Clyde Loakes added: “There is a very prescriptive planning process set out by the Government for projects like these. We will use this process to ensure we get the best project for north London.”

Public exhibitions will take place at Lee Valley Athletics Centre, in Meridian Way, on Friday,  December 5 between 3pm and 8pm, Saturday, December 6, 11am to 5pm and Wednesday, January 14, 3pm to 8pm

Green Towers Community Centre, Edmonton Green Shopping Centre, will also hold exhibitions on Monday, December 8, 10am to 8pm, Thursday, January 15, 10am to 8pm and Saturday, January 17, 11am to 5pm.