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Mixed recycling in Westminster

Westminster is a market leader in recycling and can help your business with setting up and implementing a tailored, easy to use robust, cost-effective and green recycling solution.

Recycling is important since it helps conserve scarce resources and plays a key role in any effective corporate environmental management plan. Westminster City Council Commercial Waste Services only offers high-quality mixed recycling collections that help reduce the burden on the environment and your wallet. We do not cut corners or offer low-quality recycling solutions with questionable environmental credentials as often seen with other waste collectors.

For the collection of plastics, cans/tins and cartons or if you are severely restricted in what you can segregate for recycling, then mixed recycling is your best option. We do all of the sorting for you after collection in the Veolia’s state of the art materials recovery facility in Southwark.

  • Plastic packaging
  • Cans/tins
  • Tetra-type cartons
  • Plastic bottles/pots/tubs/trays
  • Paper and cardboard
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  • Westminster is a market leader in recycling and can help your business with setting up and implementing tailored services.
  • We offer easy to use, cost-effective and green recycling solutions.
  • Reliability – we are always there, even during special events or Bank Holidays and heavy traffic or bad weather have never stopped our collections
  • Our experience – we collect 195,000 tonnes of waste a year, enough to fill 24,000 double decker buses
  • Our costs are among the lowest in the UK, and you don’t pay VAT – up to 20% cheaper than a private waste collector
  • We dispose of your recycling locally. Our collection vehicles are low emission or fully electric.
  • We dispose of your recycling locally.
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Get started with mixed recycling collections

Step 1

Step 1
Get started with bags or bins

If you have off-street storage space, we strongly recommend using one of our recycling bins, they are by far the best way to have your mixed recycling collected. They come in big and small sizes depending on how much rubbish you produce.

If you cannot store a recycling bin within your premises, then you can use the blue bags for mixed recycling. They are sold on a prepaid basis, so you only have to pay for what you actually use. The price of each blue bag pays to have it collected by the truck and for it to be treated safely to high standards that do not harm the environment. No contract is required. Just order the bags online or by phone, fill them with rubbish and leave them out for collection at the scheduled time.

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Step 2

Step 2
Put your mixed recycling into the right bag or bin

There are some materials that require special treatment and therefore, do not belong in your mixed recycling. General waste, non-recyclable materials, food waste, hazardous waste, clinical waste, bulky waste, electrical items and sharp items must all be disposed of in a different way, sometimes using one of our specialist collection services.

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Step 3

Step 3
We collect your mixed recycling

If you are using blue mixed recycling bags, then you must leave these out at your street’s scheduled time, we will then collect these at no extra cost. If you are using bins, then you can decide when your mixed recycling is collected. We can collect bins up to 3 times a day, 365 days a year.

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Step 4

Step 4
Your mixed recycling is sorted/segregated

The mixed recycling that we collect needs to be thoroughly sorted before it can be recycled into new products.

The Southwark MRF sorts 120,000 tonnes of mixed recycling is collected from homes and businesses in multiple London boroughs including Westminster. Sorting happens mechanically using machines but also some is done by hand to ensure an optimal quality check. After this the various materials are sent off to recyclers such as paper mills, glass furnaces, metal smelters/ furnaces and plastic processors to be turned into new materials to manufacture new products.

How does this happen?

Most materials sorted out by the MRF stay close to home. For example, plastics are recycled in Dagenham, glass is turned into insulation wool in Merseyside, and paper and cardboard is recycled in Kent.

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Learn more about mixed recycling in Westminster


Mixed recycling poster

Our waste management posters are perfect for sticking up around your workplace. They provide you with all of the information you need to separate your rubbish properly, making them the perfect poster on waste.

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The ultimate guide to real recycling for businesses in Westminster

Discover how your business can improve how it recycles and manages its waste and become more environmentally sustainable with our recycling guide for Westminster businesses. 

The guide includes:

  • How to reduce, reuse, recycle and recover waste
  • Getting started with recycling 
  • Choosing Westminster City Council as your commercial waste collector
  • Disposing of waste during events
  • Recycling special materials
  • Creating and implementing a waste management plan 
  • Segregating waste and tackling contamination
  • Further support for your business 

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Waste audit

Our waste management audit will allow our expert to identify the services that your business requires. They will come to your premises at a time that suits you and provide you with valuable insight into how you can take you waste management to the next level.

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What waste goes where?

Our recycling guide provides you with a complete overview of how your business could be recycling more efficiently.

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What happens to our rubbish and recycling?

Download the full infographic that shows you what happens to the waste that Westminster City Council Commercial Waste Collect.

You will see that everything we collect has another use!

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where waste goes
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Areas of operation

Whilst we only offer our services to businesses in Westminster, we can help you to find the best waste services possible if you are not in the area. This means that if you are a chain with multiple locations in London and across the country, we can still help you through our partnership with Veolia.

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