Garden waste collections

Garden waste collection service

Hounslow Council’s popular Garden Waste Collection Service returns for all residents.

Sign up to the service

The subscription service, which opens twice a year, provides residents with fortnightly collections for all garden waste materials, and ensures subscribers have a convenient and cost-effective method to sustainably discard of cuttings.

The cost of the service is £65 for the year or for residents on a council tax reduction the cost for the year is £32.50.

You can sign up for the service from now until 13 September.

Hounslow Council’s Garden Waste collection service provides residents with fortnightly collections from 1 April 2024 to 31 March 2025, with a break of two weeks over the Christmas period.

New subscribers will receive a 240-litre brown bin, with Garden Waste sacks only available if a property is exempt from having a wheeled bin. If you believe you are eligible for a sacks collection please email -

More information can be found in our Frequently Asked Questions.

Garden Waste is collected 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.

What you can put in your bin:

What you can and cant put in your garden waste image

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.


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 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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