Recycling and rubbish collections for schools

We offer free weekly recycling collections to all schools in Hounslow.

We charge a fee for weekly rubbish collections.

For council schools, we provide all recycling and rubbish containers free of charge.

For academies and private schools, we charge a fee for recycling and rubbish containers.

We collect:

Although we don't collect them, you can also recycle:

Food waste recycling

We collect a 240L bin every week. When we collect, we swap the bin with a clean one.

If you wish, you can have smaller food waste bins inside the school. For example, in the lunch hall and staff room. You can then empty these caddies into the larger bin in the bin store.

If you do not currently have a food waste collection and are interested in having one, please email with:

  • the school name
  • a contact name
  • a contact email address

Garden waste collections

Schools can subscribe for garden waste collections in a similar way to Hounslow residents.

You can find out more information about the service on the garden waste subscription webpage.

However, instead of subscribing online, you should either:

Batteries, toner and ink recycling


Toner and ink:

Textiles recycling

Salvation Army

Salvation Army has a dedicated website for schools called Recycle with Michael. There is information on how to sign up as well as information and materials to be used in classrooms and assemblies to support education on the importance of recycling.

How it works:

  1. You sign up with Salvation Army.
  2. Salvation Army sends you collection bags. You organise a donation day when pupils and staff bring in bags filled with their unwanted clothing and shoes.
  3. Salvation Army picks up the donations.
  4. You find out how much you have donated and get a certificate to display at your school.
  5. The money raised from the sale of your donations is split equally between the Salvation Army and your school.

They also can provide downloadable support materials, including posters, to promote this service.


TRAID offers collection schemes to suit a school's needs. This might mean installing a textile bank at the school, arranging a regular collection, or arranging a bulk collection on a specific date and time. You can email to discuss your requirements.

They also provide an educational toolkit that teachers can use to promote sustainability.

Fees for rubbish collections

Council schools:

  • one collection of one 1100L bin per week - £12.42
  • second or subsequent collection per week - £21.75


  • one collection of one 1100L bin per week - £14.90
  • second or subsequent collection per week - £26.10

Private schools:

  • one collection of one 1100L bin per week - £28.50
  • second or subsequent collection per week - £42.20

Fees for containers

Council schools:


Academies and private schools:

  • 1100L refuse/cardboard/plastic - £390 (£468 inc. VAT)
  • 660L refuse/cardboard/plastic - £370 (£444 inc. VAT)
  • 360L recycling - £75 (£90 inc. VAT)
  • 240L recycling - £65 (£78 inc. VAT)
  • 1100L/660L refurbished bin for refuse/plastic/cardboard (subject to availability) - £208.33 (£250 inc. VAT)
  • 1100L/660L replacement lid for refuse/plastic/cardboard - £80 (£96 inc. VAT)
  • 240L food waste - free
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