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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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Your waste collections in the City of Westminster during special events

From large music concerts and parades to sporting events and huge street carnivals, there is always something new to discover in Westminster. In particular, Westminster sees the highest amount of special events compared to any other area in the UK. In the first half of 2019 alone, it has already helped to host large-scale events …Read more

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Westminster City Council partners with Anglo Office Group to clean up streets of Westminster

When the Heart of London Business Alliance introduced Anglo Office Group to Westminster City Council and its partner Veolia, it was clear that a shared passion for improving air quality in Westminster meant a working partnership was soon on the cards. Improving the quality of services for residents, businesses, and visitors to Westminster, while also …Read more

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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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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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