5th October 2016


Our annual review of waste and recycling in the area, shows 143 businesses recycling through the BID, with 1,588,268 kgs of waste successfully recycled between September 2015 and August 2016.

PaddingtonNow BID was the first in the UK to introduce a recycling service, and we are proud to have one of the most comprehensive recycling services available.

Businesses across Paddington save money by using the service, which recycles paper, card, glass, cans, plastics, toner, food, coffee grounds, waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) and batteries.

By introducing the BID funded service we have reduced the number of different contractor vehicles visiting Paddington from 50 per week to just 6 per week.

For more information or to set up a bespoke collection please email or call 020 3145 1212. Click the image below to enlarge our waste and recycling infographic.


28th September 2016


In September we facilitated an evening reception with Sellar Property Group and Hard Hat Communications for our local hoteliers. Attendees were able to hear about Sellar Property Group’s aims and hopes around the new design for Paddington Quarter and review the public consultation results, as well as look at detailed models of the proposed new building and its impact on the local infrastructure.

Concerns were raised and questions asked in a very relaxed and informal way. Visit for the lowdown on the plans.

If you would be interested in attending an event of this type, for this development, or others taking place locally, please email stating which developments you are interested in.

26th September 2016

Marisa Barroccas and Chris Peers receive the London in Blom award. Photo by Darren Cool - 07792308722 -

We are delighted to report that PaddingtonNow was awarded Silver Gilt in the Business Improvement District category of London in Bloom 2016.

This was the first time the BID had entered London in Bloom after eleven years investing in greening and environmental projects across the Paddington area. To celebrate, we have produced Greener Paddington, a document which records our green achievements through the years.  Thanks to all our businesses, partners, supporters and suppliers who have helped us make Paddington so blooming lovely.

Click here to take a look at Greener Paddington.