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Better Plastics Recycling: What Unilever’s Decision to Use ‘Detectable’ Black Plastic Means for Businesses in Westminster

Unilever’s products are used worldwide by 2.5 billion people every day, with household brands including Lipton, Knorr, Dove, Hellmann’s, Surf, and many more. The company has a positive approach to sustainable business growth, and is committed to reducing its environmental footprint. By changing the packaging on just two of their brands, Unilever expects to make …Read more

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Pride in London

At Westminster City Council we are extremely proud of being an official partner of Pride in London and for Westminster being its home since 1972. It is the UK’s biggest, most diverse Pride and a home for every part of London’s LGBT+ community. This year will be extra special since Pride will celebrate its 50-year …Read more

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Where is the waste and recycling that we collect processed?

We all know that our waste and recycling is collected at certain times each day, but do you actually know where your waste is sent to afterwards? Collecting waste and recycling is only the first easier part of the process before it finally gets recycled. We are proud that almost all of the waste we …Read more

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Requirements for waste and recycling storage areas

Westminster City Council is dedicated to improving the quality of life for residents, businesses and to those who visit Westminster. Placing waste and recycling out for collection on the street in plastic sacks is an unnecessary burden on the public realm. As such we are actively working on ensuring all new or refurbished premises have …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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