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la tomatina

Collecting 100kg of food waste for composting after the famous celebration of La Tomatina

Originating in Bunol, Spain, the famous tomato-throwing riot, La Tomatina, is celebrated by hundreds every August. In recent years, the festival has made its way over to the UK and on Saturday 25th August, the celebrations will shape up on the streets of Westminster. Here’s how the day will take shape Aqua nueva, the Westminster-based …Read more

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heart of london

Case Study: Partnering with Heart of London Business Alliance to create benefits for businesses operating in London’s West End

Westminster City Council’s Commercial Waste Services is working with a number of London-based ‘BIDs’ (Business Improvement District), such as Heart of London Business Alliance, with two primary targets in mind: To offer discounted high-quality waste and recycling services to organisations within the BID areas To improve the environmental credentials of the BID’s area by increasing …Read more

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westminster lion

Westminster Lion Awards – Support Your Local Community

Westminster is home to 54,000 businesses, which provide jobs for 700,000 people. In our ever-changing circumstances, however, we are facing some challenges that affect everybody who works, lives and visits Westminster. To address those challenges, the City Council has encouraged these businesses to become a recognised Westminster Lion and urged them to make a difference …Read more

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Come and stop by at the Westminster Business Event

Westminster is a city of unrivalled opportunity. A place where businesses and residents have the support they need to grow and share in the prosperity of the city. However, living costs are rising, air quality is challenging and affecting everyone who lives, works and visits here. We want businesses to put responsible business practices at …Read more

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Why should you use Westminster City Council's Commercial Waste Services?

We can help you improve your green credentials

By choosing us your green credentials will shoot through the roof. We guarantee your waste is not sent to a landfill site where it can generate harmful methane gas. Instead, it is used to generate electricity and heat for 50,000 London homes every year.

  • Your recycling is sent to Southwark where it is sorted and sent to other sites to be reused or made into new materials.
  • Your recycling is processed in this country and will not be shipped abroad.

See our Infographic on ‘What happens to our rubbish and recycling in Westminster

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How much carbon is your waste producing?

We have built a carbon calculator that shows how much carbon your waste produces, compared to how much it would produce with our services.

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We’re reliable and flexible

Your waste and recycling is the last thing you have time to worry about. That’s why we offer you low cost and reliable services to take care of it for you. 

  • Our costs are among the lowest in the UK, and you don’t pay VAT – up to 20% cheaper than a private waste collector
  • Our experience – we collect 195,000 tonnes of waste a year, enough to fill 24,000  double decker buses
  • More collection vehicles than any other service in central London
  • Green credentials: we use local waste facilities and do not send your waste to landfill
  • Up to three collections every day
  • Excellent customer service including your own personal account manager
  • A telephone helpline available 24-hours a day
  • A three-hour response time to deal with unexpected problems
  • Reliability – we did not miss any collections during major events and bad weather has never stopped our collections

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