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Recycling Westminster


If you live in Westminster, the city council is responsible for managing waste, recycling and rubbish disposal. This means that they provide a service which makes it easy for residents to recycle as much of their waste as possible.

A service provided by your council.

Westminster City Council provides a wide range of recycling and waste collection services, which you can find out more about below:

  • Waste Collection – if your bin is full, you can request a new one from the council or arrange for it to be collected.
  • Recycling Centre – visit here if you have large amounts of recyclable materials such as cardboard, scrap metal and plastic bottles that need disposing of safely. You can also bring along items like furniture or appliances for disposal too!
  • Commercial Waste Disposal – if your business produces more than 50kgs per week, then this service may be able to help with your rubbish removal needs (call 020 7641 6180). If not then see below…

Commercial and domestic waste collection.

  • The City Council is responsible for managing waste, recycling and rubbish disposal in the city.
  • They provide a service to collect waste from households and businesses.
  • They also provide a service to collect bulky items from households and businesses. If you have something big like an old sofa or bed that needs taking away, call them on 020 7641 6180.

Bulky waste collection.

If you’re looking to get rid of bulky waste, such as furniture and appliances, then your best bet is to hire a private company.

There are two ways that you can book a waste collection in Central London: online or over the phone. To do so online, visit Andrews Waste. Alternatively, call 0800-779-7688. And ask for an operator who can assist with your enquiry about booking a collection (this service is available 24 hours).

Recycling information.

Recycling is a great way to help the environment and save money. The best way to recycle in Westminster is at home by sorting your waste into separate bins.

You can recycle glass, paper, plastic and metal containers at the recycling centre on Edinburgh Road in Westminster.

Paper can be recycled through your local council or a number of charities such as Friends of the Earth. You can also use old cardboard boxes for storing things like books or toys in your garage or shed! It’s important to remember that some papers are not suitable for recycling – these include glossy magazines/newspapers etc, so make sure you check before putting them out with your other recycling materials!

Plastic bottles should be rinsed out thoroughly before being placed in one bin bag together with any lids attached (or else they will cause problems when sorting). Do this every time after use so there isn’t too much waste building up over time! If possible try buying products which come already packaged inside their own reusable containers instead – this reduces unnecessary packaging waste going into landfills around Britain each year which could otherwise have been reused for something else instead.”

Details of the recycling centre in Westminster.

The recycling centre is located at the back of Westminster City Hall, on Vincent Square. It’s open Monday to Friday from 8am to 6 pm (except for bank holidays) and Saturday from 9 am to 5 pm.

You can find out more about what can be recycled or disposed of at the recycling centre by visiting their website here [insert link].

The city council is responsible for managing waste, recycling and rubbish disposal in the city

Recycling is the process of recovering waste materials and using them to make new products. Recycling reduces the amount of waste sent to landfill, conserves natural resources and energy, reduces air and water pollution and helps protect our climate.

The recycling centre is located at:

  • Westminster City Hall – Belgrave Road (near Oxford Street) W1G 0BX;
  • Drury Lane Theatre – Long Acre WC2E 9LD;
  • Southbank Centre – Jubilee Gardens SE1 9PD.

Private Waste Collection Services

If you require more specialised or additional waste collection services in Westminster beyond what the city council offers, Andrews Waste is here to assist. As a private waste management company, we provide flexible and efficient waste and recycling solutions tailored to meet the unique needs of both residents and businesses in the area.

Benefits of Choosing Us?

  • Comprehensive Services: Andrews Waste offers a full range of services, including regular waste collection, bulky item removal, and dedicated recycling solutions.
  • Flexibility: Unlike fixed municipal schedules, we can provide collections at times that suit you best, including options for more frequent pickups or emergency waste removal services.
  • Specialised Disposal: We handle items that may not be accepted by council services, such as certain types of waste or commercial waste that exceeds regular limits.
  • Convenience and Efficiency: Our services are designed to maximise convenience, eliminating the need to sort your waste rigorously or adhere to strict council waste collection guidelines.

Booking Your Private Collection

Booking with Andrews Waste is simple. You can schedule a collection online through our website, or call our customer service team directly for a personalised service. We understand the local regulations in Westminster and ensure that your waste disposal complies with all local and national guidelines, providing you with peace of mind and hassle-free service.

Contact Andrews Waste Today:

  • Website: Visit us online at Andrews Waste to book a service or learn more about our offerings.
  • Phone: Call us at 0800-779-7688 to speak with a representative who can help arrange your waste collection according to your specific requirements.

Whether you’re dealing with household clutter, office cleanouts, or construction debris, Andrews Waste provides the resources and expertise to manage it effectively. Choose us for reliable, responsive waste management services in Westminster.


We hope this has been a useful guide to the different ways of recycling in Westminster. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us.