Hounslow Council

Recycling and waste

All homes currently receive a weekly recycling and waste collection service.


Hounslow Council provides one of the most extensive recycling services in London. You can recycle more than 70 per cent of your household waste using our service. Visit our recycling from your home page for more information.


Most homes receive a wheelie bin rubbish collection for household waste. Only place household waste that cannot be recycled in your bin. All other waste should be recycled using your green box, white sack and food waste bin. Visit our recycling from your home page for more information.

We do not empty wheelie bins where the lid is not firmly closed. Any rubbish that is not in the bin will not be collected.

Some homes which do not have space to accommodate a wheelie bin receive black sack collections. If you live in a flat above a shop you will be given purple sacks for household waste and white sacks for recycling.

Please ensure you leave your bin/sacks at the front boundary of your property (not on the pavement) by 7am on the morning of your collection. If you live in a flat above a shop you will be allocated a specific collection point to leave your sacks.  

If you are unsure about which day your recycling and waste is due for collection visit our recycling page or you can follow the links to the right of the page.

You can also ask for a larger wheelie bin if you are recycling all that you can, are still struggling to fit everything in to your wheelie bin and have more than six people living in your home.

Your application will be assessed by the recycling team.

Report a missed collection

Bulky or excess waste

All residents can take additional waste to Space Waye, the borough’s reuse and recycling site in Feltham. Visit the Space Waye page for more details.

Garden waste

You can subscribe to receive a fortnightly collection of garden waste from your home using a wheelie bin or garden sacks. Visit our garden waste page for more information and costs.

Contact us

For more information about recycling and waste collection services follow the links to the left of this page, email recycling@hounslow.gov.uk, or call 020 8583 5555 from 9am-5pm, Monday to Friday.

To help you use your recycling containers correctly, please watch our helpful online video - Guide to Recycling from your House.