Merton Council

Future waste collection and street cleaning services


On 10 October 2022, Merton Council’s Cabinet agreed to end the council’s current contract with Veolia Ltd for street cleaning and waste collections in 2025. 
There will be no impact on any current arrangements. Your waste and recycling collections, plus street cleaning will continue until it is replaced with the new service in April 2025. There are also no reductions being proposed to any services, the intention is to create a better service for the community, with a focus on cleaner streets.
Before we begin commissioning a new service, we are asking the community to tell us what they think about their street cleaning and waste services and help shape its future.

You can find out more on our website and you can have your say by completing our online survey

Summary of results: 

On Monday 20 February 2023 the council’s Cabinet decided that work would commence on building an in-house function to start in April 2025, after determining that the council needed “full control and flexibility” over service delivery in the future.

Bin collections will continue to be contracted out, with a new supplier contract starting in 2025 at the same time as the new street-cleaning service.

Consultation start date 12 October 2022
Consultation end date 22 November 2022
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For more information about this engagement, please contact:

Consultation run by: Environment & Regeneration
Waste Services