Black Bins - We Asked, You answered

In our recent e-newsletter, we asked for your views on whether you would like the Council to remove the black bins for waste and recycling in Pimlico and concentrate instead on the twice weekly on-street refuse collections only.

We have been delighted by the number of responses we’ve received, overwhelmingly in favour of keeping the black bins. Many thanks to all of you who have taken the time to let us know your views.

It has been clear from what you have told us that you want to keep the bins and we commit to doing so.

However, we need to find ways to encourage more residents and visitors to use the bins properly. We therefore commit to the following actions:

  • To provide more information on the correct way to dispose of waste and recycling to help both residents and visitors. 
  • Clearer signage.
  • To provide a street-specific information leaflet about times and days for waste and recycling collections.
  • To address the specific problems associated with recycling collections including ‘contamination’ of the contents of bins with non-recyclable waste.
  • To address with the Council the type of bins in Pimlico and whether some of these made be more ‘user-friendly’.
  • To agree with residents of those blocks without in-house waste disposal facilities how they should manage their waste.
  • Develop a strategy for dealing with the problem of short-lets resulting in casual dumping.
  • Begin a dialogue with local estate and letting agents over how they can be part of the solution.
  • Continue pressing for robust enforcement of incorrect disposal of waste and recycling.