About Wembley Park

Wembley Park is an exciting new urban heart for Brent and North West London that has seen a lot of development in the later years. It is now a buzzing new neighbourhood with innovative solutions and attractive accommodation.

The Envac automated waste collection system in Wembley Park has been operational since 2008 and was around 75% built out at the end of 2020. By 2025, around 24,000 residents will use the system that will handle up to 6,000 tonnes of waste and recycling per year (in 2024 there were 5549 apartments connected to the system).

An analysis in 2020 concluded that Wembley Park residents are recycling four times more than the national average for apartments, largely due to the Envac automated waste collection system making recycling easier for residents.

The system has helped increase the local authority’s recycling rates by 30%, and refuse lorry trips have been dramatically reduced to decrease emissions by 90%.

The Envac system has optimised the use of space in this central London area by avoiding the need for conventional waste collection infrastructure involving bins and collection trucks.

When fully complete, the system will save the space of around 2,000 traditional waste containers, the equivalent of around 200 car park spaces, to allow significantly more space for resident amenities.

The system actually uses around 15% of the space required for a conventional waste collection system, which has freed up more space for greenery, amenities, shared social uses for residents and potentially more units.

In an area like Wembley with many high-rise-buildings, the waste collection system works with chutes, 139 to be exact, with 631 floors covered.

3 fractions

Non-recyclables, Organic, Dry recyclables

(+commercial cardboard collected from mall)

6,000 tons of waste/year

by 2025

24,000 connected users

by 2025

139 chutes

covering 631 floors

200 car park spaces

worth of area saved

30% increased

recycling rates

The system has actually saved around a third of a
football pitch of valuable space to date.

This presents the developer with opportunities to offset the
installation costs of the Envac system
– while benefitting from lower operational costs
throughout the lifespan of the system

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