Street Waste Action Team (SWAT)

The Street Waste Action Team (SWAT) has been formed to tackle problems around rubbish dumping, particularly around communal on-street bins. Achieving permanent behavioural change to improve the street scene will be of utmost importance. The aims of the project are:

  • to substantially reduce rubbish dumping on your streets
  • to ensure all residents are aware of how and when to dispose of their rubbish and recycling
  • to ensure residents understand the best ways to report problems to us so they can be tackled quickly and effectively

Target areas

Wards already visited:

  • Hyde Park
  • Vincent Square​
  • Tachbrook
  • Warwick
  • Maida Vale
  • Bayswater
  • Lancaster Gate
  • Queen's Park
  • Little Venice

Next engagement area:

  • Church Street

Local events and street visits

Our team will be visiting properties to inform residents of how to dispose of their waste and recycling correctly.

We will be holding a series of drop-in events where you can come and ask any questions about dumping or cleansing related issues:

  • Thursday 15 August (between 9am and 1pm) - Church Street junction with Salisbury Street
  • Monday 19 August (between 9am and 12pm) - Lisson Grove junction with Frampton Street
  • Thursday 22 August (between 9am and 12pm)- Broadley Street junction with Penfold Street

If you would like any further information about the SWAT project, please email

For further information about how to dispose of your rubbish and recycling correctly, please download our rubbish and recycling guide (PDF, 623KB).

Last updated: 6 August 2019