Hounslow Council

Local recycling sites

There are over 40 sites around the borough with recycling banks where you can deposit various items for recycling.

For further details for the location of these sites and what can be recycled at them please click the “Find my nearest - map of recycling centres in the borough”, available on this page under external links.

Please use these recycling banks responsibly. If the banks are full do not leave your recycling on the ground as it looks unpleasant and can attract other dumping and may eventually go to landfill.

If you find a bank is full, please contact us and it will be emptied as soon as possible. Please remember to try avoid using the sites late at night to minimise disturbance to local residents.

A range of materials can be recycled at our sites, but space restrictions mean that it is not possible to recycle all materials at all sites.

Small electrical recycling banks

You can recycle any small electrical item that has a battery, a power plug, a charger linked to mains electricity or a renewable power source. Please do not put any light bulbs or batteries into the recycling bins. Only items that can fit completely inside a supermarket carrier bag can be accepted.

Banks can be found at the following sites only:

  • Hounslow Heath, Staines Road, Hounslow, TW4 5AR

  • Tesco, High Street Feltham, TW13 4EX

  • Swan Road, Hanworth, TW13 6SA

  • Osterley Library, St Mary’s Crescent, Isleworth, TW7 4NB

  • Elmwood Avenue, High Street, Feltham, TW13 7AU.

Book banks

Books, CDs and DVDs can be recycled in the red British Heart Foundation banks located around the borough. Please note we can’t take home recordings, clothing or general household rubbish.

Glass bottles and jars

All glass bottles and jars of any colour. Please rinse out all containers and remove any plastic or metal lids. Glass bins are separated into clear, green and brown (blue glass should go into the green glass bin).

This does not include drinking glasses, window glass, Pyrex, glass ornaments or any other glass related objects as these are a different type of glass.

Cans, tins and aerosol cans

All food and drinks cans, aluminium foil and aerosols. Please rinse out cans taking care of any sharp edges. Please do not put gas canisters or spray paints into these bins.

Textiles and shoes

Any shoes or clothing including under garments, belts, bags, handkerchiefs, towels, bed linen, curtains and blankets. Please put items in carrier bags (not black sacks) if possible before depositing them in the recycling bin. Please ensure shoes are in pairs. Please do not put any duvets or pillows into the recycling bins.


Plastics bottles of any colour, margarine tubs, yoghurt pots and food trays. Our recycling banks can only accept plastics grades 1-5. Please ensure the items are rinsed out and squashed. Please do not put in hard plastics such as garden furniture or toys in the banks, as this is a different sort of plastic.


All newspapers, magazines, junk mail, directories and non window envelopes. Please do not place cardboard yellow pages directories or window envelopes into the recycling bins.

Food and drinks cartons

You can also recycle  your food and drinks cartons at some sites in the borough. These cartons consist of up to three main materials: paperboard, low-density polyethylene and aluminium foil.

Tesco facilities

Tesco have installed automated recycling facilities at the following sites within the borough:

  • Twickenham - Mogden Lane

  • Osterley - Syon Lane

Tesco are responsible for the servicing of the automated recycling sites and any queries, including faulty or overflowing facilities should be directed to the branch manager of the relevant store.

Sainsbury's - Chiswick

Sainsbury's manage the recycling bins at their car park on Acton Lane, in Chiswick. For further information about the recycling facilities at this site please contact the Sainsbury's customer careline number on 0800 636 262.

Contact us

E-mail: recycling@hounslow.gov.uk

Tel: 020 8583 5555

Waste and Recycling Services
London Borough of Hounslow
Civic Centre
Lampton Road