Recycling and rubbish collections from flats

This page provides information about recycling and rubbish collections from blocks of flats in Hounslow.

There is different guidance if you live in a flat above a shop.

There is a communal bin store for your housing block. You should put your rubbish and recycling in the correct bin, which is marked clearly.

There are bins for:

There are also materials we don't collect but that you can recycle in a different way

You can also find out about getting rid of large items.


You can put in:

  • plastic bottles
  • plastic tubs
  • plastic pots
  • plastic trays

You can't put in:

  • carrier bags and packaging
  • polystyrene
  • black plastic trays
  • plastic toys
  • plastic hangers


You can put in:

  • flattened cardboard boxes
  • cereal containers and cardboard packaging
  • tetra packs (milk and juice cartons)

You can't put in:

  • polystyrene
  • paper


You can put in:

  • waste paper
  • newspapers
  • envelopes
  • catalogues, leaflets, directories

You can't put in:

  • cardboard
  • shredded paper
  • coated paper (plastic, foil, glitter)

Mixed glass

You can put in:

  • glass bottles
  • jars

You can't put in:

  • lightbulbs
  • crockery and pyrex
  • drinking glasses

Tins, cans and aerosols

You can put in:

  • drink cans
  • food cans
  • aluminium foil
  • aerosol cans

You can't put in:

  • scrap metal
  • crisp packets
  • paint tins


You can put in:

  • meat and bones
  • leftovers and plate scrapings
  • teabags and coffee grounds
  • fruit and vegetable peelings
  • egg shells

You can't put in:

  • food packaging
  • liquids and oils
  • plastic bags
  • garden waste

Collections from flats above shops

We collect rubbish from flats above shops twice a week.

Everything should go in purple sacks that we provide. If you use any other kind of bag, this is treated as flytipping.

On Mondays and Thursdays we collect from:

  • Central Hounslow, up to and including Lampton Road
  • Chiswick
  • Brentford
  • Isleworth
  • Hounslow East

On Tuesdays and Fridays we collect from:

  • Central Hounslow west of Lampton Road
  • Bedfont
  • Cranford
  • Feltham
  • Hanworth
  • Heston
  • Hounslow West


You should contact us if:

  • you are not sure where to put your purple sacks out for collection
  • you've run out of sacks (we deliver four times a year)

Other materials you can recycle


To recycle clothing, textiles and shoes you can:


You can take batteries to:

You must not put batteries in your communal rubbish bin.

Small electrical items

You can visit Recycle Your Electricals to find places where you can recycle electrical items near you.


With furniture that's in good condition you can:

Getting rid of large items

You can use our bulky waste service to arrange collection of a large item.

You will need your managing agent's approval to store your waste in a communal area before booking.

Please clearly label the items with the date of collection and service request number, which we will provide when you book.

You can also dispose of large items at our Reuse and Recycling Centre

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