Garden waste collections 2023/24

Garden waste collection service 2023/2024

Subscription to the annual Garden Waste Collection service for 2023/2024 is now open.

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Hounslow Council’s Garden Waste collection service provides residents with 25 fortnightly collections from 1 April 2023 to 31 March 2024, with a break of two weeks over the Christmas period. The service is a convenient, low-cost way for residents with gardens to dispose of cuttings throughout the year.

We are not offering Garden Waste sacks to new subscribers, but instead you will receive a 240-litre brown bin. Sacks will only be available if a property is exempt from having a wheeled bin or if there is a specific reason. In this circumstance, please call our contact centre on 020 8583 5555 to discuss.

More information can be found in the Frequently Asked Questions.

Garden Waste is collected on a fortnightly basis from your property by Recycle 360, a company wholly owned by Hounslow Council. Every Garden Waste collection is recycled and creates a high-quality compost – we are proud to say that no waste collected by Hounslow Council goes to landfill.

Residents are advised to sign up before 1 April to ensure they receive the service in full. This will ensure that current subscribers don’t experience any interruption to their service and new subscribers are set up ahead of their first collection on 1 April. The cost for the service for the year is £65.00 or £32.50 for those in receipt of Council Tax Reduction (support).

If you are new to the service or simply renewing, then payment can be made easily using all major credit and debit cards, excluding American Express. Residents without access to a computer can subscribe by visiting their local library, where a member of staff will be happy to help or by calling our call centre on 0208 583 5555.

If you're currently a Garden Waste subscriber and paid with direct debit last year - please be careful not to subscribe again as you may be due to renew automatically, so look out for notifications about your subscription before renewing.

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What you can put in your bin:

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What happens to the collected Garden Waste?

Garden Waste in Hounslow is collected and taken to purpose built sites where it is turned into compost through a process called open Windrow Composting*. The six week process allows the green waste to breakdown naturally in the presence of oxygen, creating a high quality compost that is certified to the PAS100 quality standard.

*The Garden Waste is put in to long heaps called Windrows. It is turned frequently until it breaks down naturally to form a material that can be used to improve the soil.

Composting

Thought about composting at home? Composting is an inexpensive and environmentally friendly way of recycling your kitchen scraps and Garden Waste to provide you with a nutrient rich compost for your garden. 

Composting is good for you and good for the environment, what's not to like? Save money, save resources, improve your soil and reduce your impact on the environment.

For more information on what can and cannot be composted visit Get Composting.com. Compost bins start from £22.50.

Alternative services

You can also take your Recycling, Household Waste and Garden Waste free of charge to Space Waye Reuse and Recycling Centre. There are alternative re-use and recycling sites available.

 

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