Garden waste collections 2022/23

Garden waste collection service 2022/2023

Subscription to the half year Garden Waste service has opened! Sign up here 

This service launches on 1 October 2022 and will be available for 7 weeks closing on Friday 18th November at 6pm.

Hounslow Council’s half year Garden Waste collection service provides residents with fortnightly collections from 1 October 2022 to 31 March 2023, 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.

From this year, we are not offering Garden Waste sacks to new subscribers and 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.

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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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