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government blueprint launched at recycling centre

Resources and Waste Strategy launched at the Southwark recycling facility

Westminster City Council Commercial Waste Services’ key recycling plant hosts Government launch Today (18th December 2018) at the materials recovery facility (MRF) where Westminster City Council’s mixed recycling is processed, the Southwark Integrated Waste Management Facility, operated by partner Veolia, Central Government launched a much-awaited strategy for tackling key waste issues over the coming years. …Read more

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The Hart of London: Christmas Sculpture

The Hart of London – the plastic waste sculpture that is lighting up St James’s Church At the end of October, we published a blog asking for plastic bottle donations for our Christmas recycling initiative, the Hart of London. The initiative was set up in partnership with Veolia and the Heart of London Business Alliance to …Read more

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waste collections over christmas

No changes to commercial waste collections over Christmas

Operating every day over the holiday period Whilst many businesses close for Christmas and New Year, we are well aware that thousands of our customers operate every day of the year. Just like us.  Where other collectors stop or reduce their services over the Christmas period, the City Council’s commercial waste and recycling collections for …Read more

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plastic waste

How do you know your plastic waste is actually recycled?

As a responsible business, I’m sure you recycle what you can, sorting out paper, card, glass and plastics etc. so they can be recycled into new products, but how do you know if these materials ever make it to a recycling plant?  Just because they make it to a sorting facility doesn’t mean they are …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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