Notting Hill Carnival 2022

Cleaning after Carnival

A team of street cleaners, refuse staff and waste managers along with a huge fleet of some 30 vehicles lead the clean-up of rubbish each night from the main Carnival area.

This clear-up can begin only once the Police has allowed SUEZ access to the Carnival area.  SUEZ has a Contingency Plan in place to accommodate delayed access.

The clear-up involves clearing and cleansing the Borough’s streets as quickly and efficiently as possible.  Priority is given to main roads and transport hubs, before concentrating on other areas.  

SUEZ ensures that all streets are cleared during the night-time operation on Sunday and Monday. The rest of the week is spent polishing streets to the required standard.  Any rubbish that appears on the streets after the clear-up (e.g. piles of litter from late parties & basement sweeps, & after toilets & stage removals) will be cleared during this time.

The barriers and signs will be removed from the area by the police and contractors in the week after the event.

Cleaning timetable

Day Service
Bank Holiday Monday No waste and recycling collections on Bank Holiday Monday across the entire borough: if your planned collection is Monday 29 August 2022 your following collection will be on Thursday 1 September 2022
Tuesday 30 August 2022 No waste and recycling collections on Tuesday 30 August 2022  across the entire borough: if your planned collection is Tuesday 30 August 2022 your following collection will be on Wednesday 31 August 2022
Wednesday 31 August 2022 Your planned collection will remain on Wednesday day 31 August 2022
Thursday 1 September 2022  Your planned collection will remain as scheduled on Thursday 1 September 2022
Friday  2 September 2022

Your planned collection will remain as scheduled on Friday 2 September 2022

Basement Cleaning

A free cleaning service is offered for residents with a basement affected during Carnival. 

This is not offered for free where Carnival-related activity or street trading has taken place. and Council officers record addresses of any such activity to determine eligibility for this service.

If you have had Carnival activity on your premises and want to register for a basement clean, charges are:

  • Basic sweep, litter clearance: £30
  • Including pressure wash: £75

Booking your basement cleaning

Online

You can register online by following these steps:

  1. Select Notting Hill Carnival as the issue you would like to report.
  2. Select basement cleaning request.
  3. State what kind of cleaning service you will need for your basement in the description box.

Book online

By phone

You can also call 020 7361 3001 (weekdays 9am to 5pm).

All registations must be made before 5pm on 1 September 2022.

Last updated: 30 August 2022