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

Next engagement area:

  • Lancaster Gate

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 21 February 2019 from 9am at Lancaster Gate, in front of Spire House, near the communal street bin site
  • Saturday 23 February 2019 from 9am at Inverness Terrace, junction with Bishops Bridge Road
  • Thursday 28 February 2019 from 9am at Cleveland Square, junction with Cleveland Gardens, near the communal street bin site

If you would like any further information about the SWAT project, please email swat@westminster.gov.uk.

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


Last updated: 19 February 2019
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