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

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get yourselves in order before barking at others, iss usless serco usless biffa slightly better, the estates are rife with rubbish and vermin, get the priorites straight people pay for the poor services you provide!

9 January 2018

I wish your environment and housing team would work more closely with SERCO your recycle service providers who's battered old recycle bins are so often lidless and left unlocked so that they are filled up with plastic bags full of ordinary rubbish and more of a hindrance than a help to the majority of us who would really like to recycle more. I have complained and sent photos of the offending bins several times via the council website but no response yet.
Lois Davis

7 January 2018

I've decided on my own recycling - taking all the packaging (particularly plastics) I accumulate from supermarket shopping - back to said supermarket.

6 January 2018

Front garden of 54 Earlsfield Road is also a health hazard. The housing association who own the house has not educated their tenants about rubbish / provided bins / don’t monitor the problem and don’t sort it out even when neighbours let them know there is a problem. Months and years go by with inaction and the rodent issue increases.
Joy W

5 January 2018

Most of us civic-minded people welcome this. We are sick & tired of seeing strewn rubbish on our streets. Fines should be introduced where possible.
Mrs B Philpot

5 January 2018

216 Earlsfield Road has been an eye sore for a decade or more with rotting food and domestic refuse in and around the "bin store" at the corner of Inman Road. I have complained many times but it remains disgustingly neglected and often stinks. Maalems notice board is a permanent feature but they probably just collect the cash.
Celia Blair

4 January 2018