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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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Make your plastic waste the ‘hart’ of Christmas

To help raise awareness on plastic waste and encourage people to recycle more this festive season, Westminster City Council’s Commercial Waste Services. Heart of London Business Alliance and Veolia have joined forces to create a Christmas sculpture made entirely from recycled plastic, as part of an education campaign for the city. Why should you join …Read more

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Cardboard recycling Westminster – everything you need to know

Cardboard is one of the most widely recycled materials in the retail and office sectors and many working there are already familiar with it. In Westminster, these two sectors produce the lion’s share of cardboard collected for recycling. Thankfully, cardboard is one of the easier items to recycle and it is also a material in …Read more

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Free Guide for Sustainability Day 24th October 2018

Today (in Wikipedia’s list of environmental dates) is recorded as ‘Sustainability Day’ and so we are marking the day by offering a free downloadable copy of our Sustainability Guide for businesses.  Sustainability has been a major feature of world news this year as we collectively seek to avoid the depletion of natural resources in order to …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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