Wandsworth Council are calling on landlords and agents to sign a responsible waste disposal pledge

Wednesday, March 30th, 2022 - Wandsworth Council

Wandsworth Council are inviting all landlords and letting agents to sign-up for a joint initiative to help create a cleaner and more pleasant environment for everyone.

Rather than implement additional and selective licensing schemes, the council is trialling a more collaborative approach.

The council recognise that landlords and letting agents are the first port of call for many residents moving into the borough and are asking for their help make sure tenants know how to dispose of their household waste and recycling responsibly.

Wandsworth Council say they work tirelessly to clean and collect waste and recycling, but they need help from residents and businesses to help the borough clean.

According to Councillor Steffi Sutters, Wandsworth Cabinet member for Community Services & Open Spaces:

We will be working with estate agents and landlords to set up best practice guides to make the borough evener cleaner. Help us today by signing up for our new pledge.

Sign the pledge

All landlords and letting agents are being invited to sign the pledge. By signing, landlords agree to ensure that tenants are aware of their responsibilities to dispose of their waste and recycling correctly. This will help tenants to do the right thing when they move in, during their rental period, and importantly when they move out.

And any letting agents that signs up agree to ensure that landlords they work with are aware of their responsibilities.

In return, the council say they’ll publicise those who sign up by adding their name to the council website as a supporter.

To help support this initiative, London Property Licensing has prepared a standard email here that landlords and agents can send to add their support.

More information about the waste collection arrangements can be found on the council’s website.

Our free guide containing more information about property licensing and HMO planning restrictions in the London Borough of Wandsworth is available here.

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