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

Next engagement area:

  • Queen's Park

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:

·         Monday 20 May from 9am - outside the Beethoven Centre on Third Avenue

·         Thursday 23 May from 9am - outside Queen’s Park Garden entrance (near the junction with Fourth Avenue)

·         Tuesday 28 May from 9am - outside Queen’s Park Library entrance (between Harrow Road and Fourth Avenue).

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: 7 May 2019
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