MyWandsworth news

#MyWandsworth is our campaign to keep the borough looking clean and tidy, thanking everyone who does their bit for the environment. At the same time, we’ll crack down on the inconsiderate minority who ruin it for everyone and drop litter or fly-tip.

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Nine tips to reduce plastic pollution and litter

The Council is urging residents to reduce the amount of plastic litter and avoid plastic consumption wherever possible, as part of its MyWandsworth campaign to keep the borough looking at its best.
Published: 27 November 2020

London repair week – repair, reuse or donate unwanted items

Wandsworth Council is supporting London Repair Week by encouraging residents to repair and re-use things, instead of throwing them away or fly-tipping on the street.

Published: 09 Oct 20

Together we recycle – thank you for doing your bit

The theme for Recycle Now’s 17th annual Recycle Week is to thank everyone in Wandsworth for continuing to recycle despite all that has happened this year.

Published: 28 Sep 20

Calling all 3-7 year olds - get involved in recycling week

Children aged from three to seven can learn all about litter and recycling from a free educational platform called Earth Cubs created by a Tooting resident.

Published: 24 Sep 20

Bright pink bins keep gum at bay

New bright pink bins have been installed to keep chewing gum at bay, following a successful trial in Clapham Junction and Tooting Broadway tube stations.

Published: 22 Sep 20

Pick up to clean up

Over the summer Wandsworth Council has been celebrating its superb green spaces under the Love Parks banner. We are fortunate to have one of the highest number of council-owned parks and open spaces in inner London.

Published: 11 Sep 20

Bring your bulky rubbish for free to our Mega Skips

A special day in September has been organised for residents to throw out any of their large household waste items in one of seven massive skips, as part of Keep Britain Tidy’s Great British September Spring Clean.

Published: 04 Sep 20

Love Parks Hate Litter!

Over the summer Wandsworth Council has been celebrating the borough’s green spaces under the Love Parks Wandsworth banner. We are fortunate to be one of the greenest of London boroughs with parks, open spaces and private gardens covering more than 40 per cent of our area.

Published: 03 Sep 20

ReWork helps furnish struggling families during lockdown

The ReWork project based at the Smugglers Way waste and recycling plant in Wandsworth has provided free electrical goods to struggling families during the Coronavirus crisis.  

Published: 24 Aug 20

Friends of Wandsworth Common go plogging

Wandsworth Council kicked off its annual summer campaign, Love Parks Wandsworth - at the weekend - with a community clean up event and plog organised by the Friends of Wandsworth Common.

 Published: 05 Aug 20

Flytippers caught on camera

No one likes a fly-tipper, which is why Wandsworth Council has released Episode Three of its CCTV appeal to catch litter louts in the act.

Published: 31 Jul 20

Love your parks this summer

Wandsworth Council is launching its annual summer campaign this weekend, Love Parks, under the umbrella of Keep Britain Tidy’s movement.

Published: 29 Jul 20

Crackdown on flytippers and litter louts

No one likes a fly-tipper, which is why Wandsworth Council is running a CCTV appeal to catch litter louts in the act.

Published: 23 Jul 20

Learn the World with Earth Cubs

Children aged from three to seven can learn all about the world and sustainability from a new educational platform.

Published: 02 Jul 20

Virtual, environmentally-themed bedtime stories for younger residents

Join Wandsworth Council’s Facebook Page every Saturday at 5pm for a live-streamed bedtime story, aimed at primary and preschool aged children.

Published: 21 May 20

Get composting and involve the whole family

To help reduce food and garden waste, as well as ease pressure on our weekly waste and recycling collection during the COVID-19 outbreak, residents can take advantage of special offers on composters.

Published: 13 May 20

Keep the thank you messages coming

Thank you to everyone who has sent in messages of support to our waste crews – all the refuse collectors, street cleaners, fly-tip removal crews and parks police, to name just a few of the men and women, who play such an important part in keeping our borough clean and safe during the coronavirus crisis.

Published: 17 Apr 20

Thank you for all that you do

In these difficult times we are asking the community to come together and thank the unsung heroes of Wandsworth.

Published: 09 Apr 20

CCTV YouTube appeal – help us catch fly-tip offenders

Help us catch fly-tip offenders, following the launch of our ‘Caught on Camera’ campaign last week. Watch Episode One and let us know if you have any information about the people in the video.

Published: 13 Mar 20

Caught on Camera – CCTV YouTube campaign launches to catch fly-tippers in the act

No one likes a fly-tipper, which is why Wandsworth Council is launching a CCTV appeal to catch litter louts in the act.

Published: 06 Mar 2020

Get plogging this Saturday

The first Wandsworth plog of 2020 will be this Saturday (Feb 1) in King George’s Park.

Published: 30 Jan 20

Free Christmas tree recycling in the New Year

The council will once again be offering a free Christmas tree recycling service in the New Year.

Published: 20 Dec 19

Flytippers drove from Merton to Putney to dump their waste

The council’s flytip squad has launched an urgent investigation into how a lorry load of waste was brought from an address in neighbouring Merton and dumped on Putney Common on Wednesday.

Published: 20 Dec 19

Has your school joined the plogging revolution?

Wandsworth schools are catching the plogging bug – a great way of keeping fit and active while helping to clean up our environment.

Published: 13 Dec 19

Where does your recycling go?

Next week is Recycle Week, and this year Wandsworth residents are being reassured that the items they put out for recycling really do get recycled, as long as they put them in the right bag or bin.

Published: 20 Sep 19

How to compost at home

Residents who want to recycle their food and garden waste can take advantage of special offers on composters.

Published: 10 Jul 19

Plogging comes to King George's Park

A hundred volunteers turned out for Wandsworth Council and Plogolution’s plog on Saturday 8 June, at King George’s Park, Wandsworth making it Plogolution’s largest ever plog.

Published: 11 Jun 19

Plogging comes to Wandsworth

The Swedish fitness craze 'Plogging' is coming to Wandsworth this weekend.

Published: 04 Jun 19

Cheer on the ultra-ploggers

Wandsworth residents are being urged to cheer on a dedicated group of 'ploggers' running seven marathons in six days and picking up litter while they do it.

Published: 31 May 19

Plogging comes to Wandsworth

The Swedish fitness craze 'plogging' is coming to Wandsworth.

Published: 10 May 19

Smart bins trial launches in Wandsworth

Wandsworth Council is trialling smart bin technology to help keep the borough’s streets clean.

Published: 05 Apr 19

Get tips on producing less waste

Go along to Southside this weekend for tips on how to reduce the amount of waste you produce.

Published: 27 Mar 19

MyWandsworth poster competition winners announced

To mark World Book Day, the winners of the Council’s MyWandsworth poster competition, were presented with book tokens at a special prize giving ceremony with the Mayor of Wandsworth, Councillor Piers McCausland.

Published: 08 Mar 19

#MyWandsworth – take the ten friends and family twibbon challenge

Jeanette Mahoney, one of the council's Enforcement Officers, is encouraging residents to take pride in the borough by changing their profile picture on Facebook and Twitter – and support our #MyWandsworth campaign - it only takes a few seconds to show your support...

Published: 22 Feb 19

Smart bins coming to Wandsworth

Wandsworth Council is trialling smart bin technology to help keep the borough’s streets clean.

Published: 23 Jan 19

MyWandsworth campaign launches with poster competition

We are calling on all young, budding artists in Wandsworth to enter a borough-wide poster competition, as part of our new MyWandsworth campaign.

Published: 11 Jan 19