Garden waste collection service 2023/2024
Subscription to the half year Garden Waste service has CLOSED!
Subscriptions will open for the 2024/25 service in February.
Hounslow Council’s Garden Waste collection service provides residents with fortnightly collections, with a break of two weeks over the Christmas period from 22nd December until they resume on the 8th January 2024. The service is a convenient, low-cost way for residents with gardens to dispose of cuttings throughout the year.
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 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 Composting.com. Compost bins start from £22.50.