Hounslow Council

Garden waste

Garden waste collection

We have introduced an annual charge for garden waste collections.

How it works

You will receive a 240 litre brown wheelie bin when you subscribe. You can also opt to use two 90 litre sacks if this is more convenient for you to handle and store.

You will receive fortnightly collections of garden waste for a year, for a fixed year period. You can also opt to share the service with a neighbour. Talk to your neighbour about sharing the bin and how you will split the cost. Only one of you should apply.  

What it costs

The service costs £50 for a fixed year period from April to March. Households receiving council tax support pay £25 per year.

Residents who sign up after 1 October will pay £30, for the period until 31 March, or £15 if in receipt of council tax support.

I want the service

Garden waste subscriptions are now closed until 2017. You can sign up in late January for next year’s service, with collections starting on 1 April 2017. This will give you fortnightly collections for a year. A ten per cent early bird discount will apply for a limited period. Please visit this page in late January for more details.

Read our press release about the limited subscription period for garden waste sign ups.


  • If you receive council tax support, provide your claim reference number to receive a 50 per cent discount. This can be found on any letter sent to you from the benefits department.

Alternative services

You can take your garden waste free of charge to Space Waye Reuse and Recycle Centre. You can bring a van in for free as long as it has not been used before and you show proof of identify and a copy of your council tax bill.

Questions about the service

For more information about the changes visit our questions about the garden waste service page.