Smarter Recycling

Making Waste Simpler, Cheaper And Greener 

We’ve simplified waste management with an area-wide scheme that will help your business cut costs and meet its green goals by minimising waste and increasing recycling rates. There’s an added benefit for the whole area too. The more businesses using our service the more we improve the area’s air quality by having fewer providers in the Quarter collecting rubbish. It’s a great way of reducing traffic too.

We work with two industry leading providers, Paper Round and Westminster City Council’s Commercial Waste Service to offer a sustainable service. Using Smarter Recycling is one of the many ways you can help make the Quarter cleaner and greener.

  • Smarter Recycling Benefits

    Smarter Recycling Benefits

    With a host of tools and features to help boost your recycling rate, here are some of the fantastic benefits you will receive when using the service:

    / Environmentally Friendly – Uniquely the more businesses using the service means less vehicles and collections. We have already seen a 46% reduction in collection trips since launching the service in 2014, which we aim to increase as more businesses sign up to the service.

    / Financially Smarter – We save you money. All businesses in the area qualify for discounted rates across all waste streams with BakerStreetQ members receiving exclusive member rates for further savings.

    / Zero To Landfill – All items that can be recycled are, and anything that can’t be is used to generate electricity.

    / Smart Reporting Tools – Through an online portal, you can access compliance documentation, monthly reports and training materials to help increase your recycling rate.

    / FREE Waste and Recycling Audit – Request a review of your existing provision at any time and receive improvement recommendations to increase your recycling rates and sustainability credentials.

    / Flexible Solutions – Every business is different and we know things can change. So you can add, remove or request one-off services to suit your business.

  • Our Partners

    Our Partners

    Our partners have been thoroughly vetted to the highest environmental standards and operate zero to landfill services. 

    Paper Round began as a Friend’s of the Earth project in 1988 and has since grown into a leading waste and management service, serving businesses and the public sector. The environment and the circular economy is at the heart of Paper Round’s work and the company provides an ethical service for businesses, making 1000 collections every day in London. Read more about Paper Round here.

    Westminster City Council’s Commercial Waste Service is the local authority’s provider and offers a reliable and flexible solution. Through its contractor, Veolia, it collects 195,000 tonnes of waste a year, with over 240 vehicles out on the road, offering collections 3 times a day. All waste is either recycled or used to generate electricity and heat for 50,000 London homes every year. Learn more about Westminster City Council’s Commercial Waste Service here.

  • Additional Services & Special Collections

    Additional Services & Special Collections

    Our Smarter Recycling Partners will also each provide quotes for ad-hoc collections for all kinds of items including bulky waste and hard-to-recycle items like crisp packets, PPE and coffee pods. There are even resources outlining what can be collected at no cost including pallets and printer toner cartridges.

    As disposable tableware sees an increase in use, Paper Round is working with Vegware (biodegradable tableware and packaging) in offering a brand new Vegware Composting Service. A separate waste stream, compostables are sent to an in-vessel composting facility where it is transformed into compost in a 7-week cycle. This useful  seminar  tells you all about the service, plus there’s a handy  infographic to print and share with your colleagues. Contact us to find out more.



  • Ready To Join Smarter Recycling?

    Ready To Join Smarter Recycling?

    The first step is to arrange a FREE no obligation waste audit, you can request this with your preferred supplier or even both. If you have more questions, take a look at the FAQs.

    Members wanting to join must contact us directly to ensure the exclusive member-rate is applied to your service.

    Non-members should contact the delivery partner directly, just mention you are in the Baker Street area to ensure the discounted rates are applied to your service.

    Paper Round

    020 7407 9100

    Westminster City Council’s Commercial Waste Service

    020 7641 6180


    Take a look at our other member services here.