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Waste storage planning advice

Our guidance on waste management equipment for inclusion in planning applications.

Published: 13 January 2021

Last updated: 18 May 2022

We're committed to keeping Westminster an attractive place to live, visit and work. Clean streets is one of our primary objectives. 

All planning applications must demonstrate that adequate provision has been made for the storage of waste and recyclable materials and, where possible, include off-street waste collection.

Applicants should refer to requirements in our Environment Supplementary document and also use our waste storage requirements guide which outline the council's requirements and give examples of suitable waste management equipment.

Recycling and waste storage requirements

Please note the recycling and waste storage requirements guide predates our current planning policy framework. Applicants should also refer to the council's environment planning policies mentioned in the adopted development plan.

Read further information on submitting and application and information requirements.