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Street cleansing service

See how we keep out streets clean and view our cleansing schedule

Published: 16 January 2021

Last updated: 22 January 2021

Keeping our streets clean is a priority in Westminster. Each year, we collect 6,650 tonnes of litter from bins and 12,350 tonnes swept up from the ground.  

Our streets are regularly swept and washed to maintain a high standard of cleanliness across the city 24 hours a day by 300 street sweepers. 

View the street cleansing schedule 

Special cleansing services 

We employ a number of other specialist vehicles to keep the city's streets clean. 

We have some unique problems which mean that many streets need regular washing. These include areas with a large concentration of pubs, cafes and fast food outlets, as well as the problems associated with a large homeless population. 

The mechanical street cleansing fleet consists of a combination of motorised pavement sweepers and larger road vehicles.

These vehicles are included in both the scheduled daily work and in response to your reports of street cleansing issues. They operate day and night. 

Speak to your city inspector 

Our wardens provide an on-street presence for monitoring street cleansing activity. 

Read more about your local city inspectors.