Household recycling and waste collections

Bank holiday recycling and waste collection dates

Your recycling and waste collections will be one day later due to the bank holiday on Monday 19 September.

Please refer to the table below and check your normal collection date against the revised date. These changes will be for one week only.

Normal Collection Day Revised Collection Day
Monday 19 September Tuesday 20 September
Tuesday 20 September Wednesday 21 September
Wednesday 21 September Thursday 22 September
Thursday 22 September Friday 23 September
Friday 23 September Saturday 24 September

Please note: Collections return to usual on Monday 26 September 2022.

Household waste and recycling collections take place between 7 am and 5 pm on your collection day. 

You can help make collections easier and faster for our crews by following these simple steps:

  • Make sure to put your recycling in the correct recycling bin. If you are unsure, see our website page for more info.
  • We will not collect any excess waste left next to or on top of your refuse bin.
  • Your waste and recycling should be presented at the front edge of your property by 7am where it is clearly visible. Please do not leave it on the pavement where it could cause an obstruction.

For more information about recycling and waste collections in Hounslow.

Find your collection day

The more you recycle, the less goes into your black wheelie bin.

Weekly Recycling

Items Container What can I recycle?

Plastic and metal cans

metal, cans and plastic bottle recycling

 

Red box

red recycling box

 

 

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Card and paper

card and paper recycling

 

Blue box

blue recycling box

 

 

More details

Glass bottles and jars

glass bottles and jars recycling

 

Green box

Glass bottle and jar green recycling box

 

 

More details

Textiles and clothing

Textiles, clothing and shoes recycling

 

Tied carrier bag

tied carrier bag

 

 

More details

Small electrical items

items for electrical recycling

 

Tied carrier bag

Tied carrier bag

 

 

More details

Weekly food waste

Items Container What can I recycle?

Food

Food recycling

Food bin

Food recycling caddy

 

More details

Fortnightly chargeable garden waste

Items Container What can I recycle?

Garden waste

Garden waste recycling

Brown wheeled bin

Brown garden waste recycling bin

 

 

More details

Fortnightly rubbish collection

Residual / Not recyclable Black wheeled bin What goes in your
black wheelie bin?

 

non-recyclable

 

 

Black wheeled bin

 

 

More details

On your collection day

  • Place your container(s) out for collection by 7am. Please note, collections can commence from 5am during warm weather spells (33°C and above) and 6am for (28°C and above) to help prevent crews being exposed to higher midday temperatures while undertaking manual tasks. 
  • Place it on the front boundary of your property, in a place clearly visible and accessible from (but not on) the pavement
  • Only put out the correct materials in each container. If you place the wrong items in the wrong box, we will not collect your recycling

What we do with your recycling

Find out about Hounslow’s state-of-the-art waste and recycling centre on Southall Lane, where we sort your recycling.

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The council recycles over 32 percent of its waste but we have a target of 65 percent recycling by 2035. Fortnightly black wheelie bin collections help encourage more recycling, making over £1.3 million savings to protect other vital services in the borough.

You can report service quality issues or if you have any specific questions about your recycling and rubbish collections you can contact us via recycling@hounslow.gov.uk 

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