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recycling for free

Why pay for collections when you can recycle for free?

Recycling household and commercial waste has become increasingly common in recent years, but what about those seemingly tricky to recycle items such as ink cartridges, electrical appliances, batteries, and more? Contrary to popular belief, recycling these miscellaneous items is usually easy and hassle-free. Instead of throwing these frequently used items in the rubbish bin, why …Read more

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UK government sets out plans to overhaul waste system

Plans for a major overhaul of the country’s waste system have been set out in a suite of consultations launched today (Monday 18 February 2019) by Environment Secretary Michael Gove. Building on commitments made in the Resources and Waste Strategy published in December 2018, the consultations provide detail on plans to make packaging producers pay the …Read more

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sleepsafe initiative

What is the Sleepsafe initiative and how does it help?

As we are approaching the coldest part of the year, we understand that waste containers housing soft materials such as paper, cardboard and textiles can be appealing to a rough sleeper, since it provides a warm and dry place to shelter. However, sleeping in these places can often come with consequences. The Sleepsafe initiative is …Read more

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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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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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