In Westminster we are very fortunate to have some of the world’s most famous hotels and restaurants. Indeed, right across London, the whole hospitality sector is a major economic force operating all year round – day and night.
In terms of hospitality waste management, this sector has one of the biggest challenges as it generates waste in every category – from glass to food. The most common related questions our Commercial Waste team gets from hospitality companies are around:
- how to collect and store waste
- how to arrange collections to keep hospitality operations running smoothly.
To help, Westminster City Council has produced Your guide to commercial waste: hospitality
The short three-page guide includes:
- What we collect
- Bins or Bags?
- Your organisation’s ‘Duty of care’
The guide also covers recycling and what we do with the waste. This is to reflect the growing concern of the hospitality sector and its clientele that waste should be kept to a minimum and not sent off to landfill sites.
Effective waste management is always best delivered through a partnership between waste operators like us and our clients. That is why the guide also includes a quick summary of the Duty of Care placed on all businesses by the Environmental Protection Act 1990. Read through this section and your organisation will be able to work with their waste collection service to avoid unnecessary fines.
This guide is one of a series being produced for business sectors located in Westminster. There is also a guide for the Retail sector that will soon be joined by a guide for Office Managers. You can find them all on the relevant sector pages within our website. Select one of the sector icons at:
If you would like to get your copy of the hospitality guide right now, then please click here.