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Commercial waste collection providers in Westminster

Businesses located in Westminster enjoy a wide array of national and local commercial waste providers. Our business waste experts have assembled the following list of commercial waste management firms that offer a regular collection service in Westminster.

💡Click if you’re looking for commercial recycling or council waste services in Westminster.

<h3><a href="https://www.london.veolia.co.uk/commercial-waste-london" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Veolia</a></h3>


Veolia provides commercial waste collection on behalf of the City of Westminster’s council service. As part of this contract, Veolia is by far the biggest waste collection provider for the borough of Westminster, clearing over 200,000 tonnes of waste, of which 21% is recycled.

Separate from Veolia’s City of Westminster contract, they also provide waste management services to nearby Parliament Square and Trafalgar Square.

<h3><a href="https://www.thefirstmile.co.uk/london/westminster-business-recycling" target="_blank" rel="noopener">First Mile</a></h3>

First Mile

First Mile offers a pay-as-you-go commercial waste collection across the streets of Westminster using their zero-carbon recycling bikes. Watch the video here of First Mile’s Westminster Waste Collections.

First Mile proudly provides commercial waste collection services to the world-famous Westminster School as well as to the headquarters of the Grosvenor Estate.

<h3><a href="https://www.biffa.co.uk/where-we-operate/london" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Biffa</a></h3>


Biffa’s Commercial Waste services in the Capital address the entire waste management spectrum, from collection to recycling, ensuring efficient and sustainable waste handling.

Biffa’s Central London headquarters are in Nine-Elms, Battersea, across the river Thames from Westminster. From this site, Biffa provides services in the borough of Westminster, including hazardous waste collection and commercial food recycling.

<h3><a href="https://www.bywaters.co.uk/london-waste-services/city-of-westminster" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Bywaters</a></h3>


Bywaters is a family-owned waste management company that has been providing services across London for sixty years.

Bywaters transport commercial waste collected in Westminster to their recycling facility just a few miles down the Thames in Bow.

<h3><a href="https://www.recorra.co.uk/about/coverage/city-of-westminster" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Recorra</a></h3>


Recorra offers commercial waste and recycling collections across Westminster with regular collections taking place across Covent Garden, the West End, Mayfair and Soho.

Recorra proudly offers the widest range of commercial recycling services, including coffee grounds recycling.


<h3><a href="https://www.greenlineenvironmental.co.uk/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Greenline</a></h3>


Greenline Environmental is a commercial waste management company founded in 2011 that provides waste management services across London and the South East.

Greenline partners with King’s College London, providing waste services to their main campus on the Strand in the City of Westminster.

Commercial waste collection with the City of Westminster council

The City of Westminster council offers a commercial waste collection service that offers local collections up to three times a day. The City of Westminster service is branded ‘Cleanstreets’.

The City of Westminster Council operates the largest waste management fleet in London. It services all the homes in the Westminster area and businesses that sign up for the council service. The waste fleet includes 54 electronic vehicles, which are part of the borough’s 2040 net zero target.

Unlike the private commercial waste services listed above, Westminster City Council uses a local recycling facility in Southwark, across the river Thames.

The Cleanstreets site offers specific waste guides for the borough’s retail, food and beverage, and schools.

For more information, check out the cleanstreets.westminster.gov.uk website.

Westminster City Council waste audit

Cleanstreet, the Council-operated waste service, offers a waste audit service to help businesses understand their commercial waste disposal requirements and improve their waste management strategies.

You can book a waste audit with Westminster City Council here. For more information on this service, check out our complete guide to commercial waste audits.

Commercial recycling services in Westminster

The City of Westminster, extending from the River Thames to areas like Paddington and Marylebone, is a historic and culturally rich borough. It hosts iconic London attractions such as Buckingham Palace, the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, and the National Gallery.

Businesses within the borough produce a variety of recyclable waste that requires segregation and separate collection. All of Westminster’s waste providers we’ve highlighted above provide regular and one-off commercial recycling services, which include:

At Commercial Waste Quotes, we can help your business find the cheapest deals for combining your commercial waste and regular waste collections into a single, easy-to-manage contract. Start by simply entering your postcode below.

Commercial waste recycling centres in Westminster

There are no commercial recycling centres in the London borough of Westminster. Instead, the City of Westminster website recommends the Waste Transfer Station in nearby Wandsworth:

Smugglers Way Transfer Station
Smugglers Way
SW18 1EG

Businesses planning to use these recycling centres can arrange an appointment here.

⚠️ Businesses that transport their waste must be registered with a waste carrier licence. Register a carrier licence here.

The waste transfer stations above will provide you with a Waste Transfer Note for any business waste you bring, allowing your company to demonstrate its compliance with commercial waste regulations.

Waste management at Westminster’s Palaces

The London borough of Westminster includes important palaces central to the government of the United Kingdom.

The Palace of Westminster is the seat of the UK government, where commercial waste regulations are proposed by members of parliament and are scrutinised at the House of Lords.

A mile further down the road is Buckingham Palace, the residence of King Charles the Third. The Royal Household are working hard to reduce the environmental impact of the Royal Palaces.

The royal household’s published waste strategy shows that the palace has partnered with Computer Aid International to refurbish and reuse waste computer equipment produced at the Palace.