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

Next engagement area:

  • Little Venice

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:

  • Tuesday 25 June (between 9am and 12pm) - next to Warwick Avenue tube station (on the central pavement area) in front of the recycling bins
  • Thursday 27 June (between 9am and 12pm) - Warwick Avenue outside the entrance to Rembrandt Gardens
  • Saturday 29 June (between 9am and 1pm) - Clifton Road (outside Tesco)

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: 21 June 2019