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Waste management – Oxford Street, London, W1C

Waste and recycling services in Oxford Street, W1C

Oxford Street is a landmark for shopping, making it the busiest shopping street in the whole of Europe. On average Oxford Street has half a million visitors to its 300 shops each day. The busy retail street begins at Marble Arch, at the corner of Hyde Park and continues until St Giles Circus ( Charing Cross Road and Tottenham Court Road). In the early 20th Century, the first department stores opened on Oxford Street, including the flagship stores of today such as John Lewis and Selfridges. Since then, other huge flagship stores have opened on Oxford Street, as well as many smaller independent stores. As well as retail stores, Oxford Street has a wealth of diverse hospitality venues for shoppers to refresh themselves.

The vast footfall and number of shops in Oxford Street result in a huge amount of waste being produced by businesses and shopper alike. For your shop, frequent and reliable, waste and recycling collections are essential to maintaining a safer, clean and productive store. To achieve this, retail stores need a commercial waste partner that can provide a range of services tailored to their needs all year round. This is where Westminster City Council Commercial waste Services can help you.

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Working with New West End Company to provide you with outstanding waste management services

Oxford Street falls within the boundaries of the New West End Company, a business improvement partner. If you’re already a partner, then you may know that Westminster City Council Commercial Waste Services is the preferred waste operator for New West End Company. This arrangement was put into place after a number of alternative waste operators services were assessed. We had the highest quality services available, for a reasonable cost and therefore were selected as a partner. This agreement means that businesses in partnership with New West End Company will receive better prices on waste management services from ourselves.


Some of the clients that we currently provide waste management services for in Oxford Street include


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Waste and recycling collection times in Oxford Street


Commercial waste bag presentation times

Location Service description Collection days
Place your waste bags on the street at this time
Place your waste bags on the street at this time
Place your waste bags on the street at this time
Oxford Street BOS Red commercial and household general waste bags Monday – Sunday 08:00 – 08:30 18:30 – 19:00 23:30 – 00:00


Recycling collection times

Location Service description Collection days Place your recycling bags on the street at this time
Oxford Street (entire) BOS Blue recycling bags and cardboard from businesses Monday – Sunday 18:00 – 19:30


Important information for waste collection times

To keep the city clean and moving we set the rules about when to present your waste and recyclables. Where waste/recycling is presented for collection on the highway the following applies:

Anyone in Oxford Street who uses Westminster’s streets to present bags of waste and recycling for collection can only do so at the times stated above.

Waste/recycling placed out after the start of the collection period may not be collected and may be enforced against.

Find out more about how to properly present your waste and recycling bags in Westminster

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Do you require waste collections in Oxford Street?

If your business is located on Oxford Street (see the map below) then we can help you to improve your waste management.

Get started with a waste audit

We would suggest that the best starting point for your business is to book a waste audit with one of our retail waste experts. They will come to your store, at a time that suits you and provide you with insight into how you can improve your waste management. To book a waste audit, simply click on the image below.

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