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Supporting small and medium sized businesses through Heart of the City

Through our commitment to responsible business, we’d like to tell you about Heart of the City and how they support small to medium sized enterprises (SMEs) in London to do well by doing good. Their two-year foundation programme of events, online resources and mentoring coaches business leaders to learn how to develop and implement a responsible business strategy, making …Read more

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Electrifying the fleet

Monday 2nd September 2019 was a special day since we launched the UK’s first fully-electric collection truck. Fully electric trucks are in their infancy at present, both commercially and technologically, and we could not wait for this technology to reach maturity before deploying it. Through our partnership with Veolia, we built our own vehicle using …Read more

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zero waste week

How your business can take part in Zero Waste Week 2019

Founded in 2008, Zero Waste Week is an international campaign covering 76 countries around the world to raise awareness of how waste is harming the environment. The goal of this initiative is for businesses and individuals to stop sending waste to landfill and to encourage the preservation of resources. Zero Waste Week runs from Monday …Read more

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notting hill carnival waste

Westminster prepares for Notting Hill Carnival clean-up

Notting Hill Carnival, one of the world’s largest street carnivals, is returning to London to celebrate its 60th year this bank holiday weekend (Sunday 25th and Monday 26th August 2019). With such a high turnout at last year’s event, more than a million people are expected to attend the carnival this weekend. Westminster City Council’s …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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