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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
  • Church Street
  • Fitzrovia area

Current engagement areas: Pimlico

Local events and street visits

Our team will be in Pimlico for three weeks from 28 October 2019 speaking to residents about how to correctly dispose of recycling and waste. They will be often at our Big Black Bin (on-street rubbish bins) sites.

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: 30 October 2019