Working with landlords to keep Wandsworth clean
Published: Thursday 4th January 18
Like many other London boroughs, a significant proportion of Wandsworth residents rent their properties (52%: 2011 census data).
Because of Wandsworth’s large number of renting residents, the council understands the importance of working in partnership with landlords/letting agents to ensure that information about rubbish collections and recycling is passed on to their tenants.
The council’s environment spokesman Jonathan Cook said:
“In households where there’s a high turnover of tenants, it can sometimes be difficult to get the right information to people in the private rented sector. Our environment and housing team work closely with landlords and letting agents to make sure that they have clear information about rubbish collection days and recycling, that they can share with their tenants. This includes a list of frequently asked questions, and a flyer about what can and can’t be recycled.”
As well as providing information to landlords and letting agents, the council has also recommended a number of clauses around waste management that can be included in tenancy agreements and contracts. These clauses clearly state the tenant’s responsibility around rubbish and recycling.
Working with landlords, letting agents, and tenants to ultimately help people do the right thing with their rubbish and recycling is a priority for the council. If you are a landlord and would like more information please get in touch with Jessica.email@example.com.