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Westminster City Council

Waste advise for properties in Lumiere London event area:

Between Thursday 18th and Sunday 21st January 2018 a four-day light festival, Lumiere London, will take place in Westminster.  This year Westminster City Council long-term and trusted partner Veolia is sponsoring the Bottle Festoon at the festival. This light installation invites people to bring white or green plastic bottles to drop-in workshops and create glittering, icicle-like chandeliers. These eco-friendly creations transform what many people see as waste, into glittering, eco-friendly chandeliers. 

For safety reasons the event sees some road closures in Westminster which will have some effect on waste collections.

The road closures on Piccadilly and Regent Street will affect the evening waste collection timebands. Any obstruction to the highway during the event could put public safety at risk, and in the event of injury or damage to property could have repercussions.

That is why the evening waste collection timebands on Piccadilly and Regent Street are withdrawn for the duration of the event. This means no bagged waste, cardboard, recycling etc. can be presented on the street for as long as the time bands are withdrawn. This applies to everyone who presents waste on the street for collection and regardless of who collects it. Waste found out on our streets at when it shouldn’t be will incur a fine. To find out more about how to properly present bagged rubbish please read this article.

For all normal collection times, click here.

A summary of the all waste and recycling presentation times is found below. The affected presentation times are highlighted in yellow.


Day Waste Presentation Time (not affected)

Evening Waste Presentation Time

Night Waste Presentation Time

Regent Street


19:30 -20:00




18:30- 19:00


Whilst the evening waste presentation times are withdrawn you have the following alternatives:

1. Present your waste during the other presentation times during the morning and/or night.

2. Present your waste in a nearby street during the presentation times applicable to that street. For example:

For Piccadilly based premises please present waste at one of the following locations and times:

i.   Old Bond Street (17:30-18:00)

ii.  Sackville Street (14:30-15:00)

For Regent Street based customers please present waste at one of the following locations:

i.   Glasshouse Street (15:30-16:00)

ii.  New Burlington Street (14:30-15:00)

iii.  Conduit Street (17:30-18:00)

iv. Great Marlborough Street (18:30- 19:00)

v.  Maddox Street (14:30 – 15:00)

3. If none of the alternatives suit, please contact us via commercialwaste@westminster.gov.uk for a bespoke ad-hoc collection arrangement.