Less than one week to go - recycling collections are changing

There is just a week to go until the Council starts delivering new recycling boxes to all houses in the borough. The deliveries of the boxes will take place between 5 and 30 June.

Published: Wednesday, 31st May 2017

There is just a week to go until the Council starts delivering new recycling boxes to all houses in the borough.  The deliveries of the boxes will take place between 5 and 30 June.  

Once residents have taken delivery of their boxes they will receive a weekly recycling collection the following week.   

Hounslow Council needs residents’ help to recycle food waste, plastics, cans, paper, card and glass bottles as much as possible.

To help increase recycling and reduce waste the Council will:

  • collect all recycling (including plastics) every week
  • continue to collect food waste every week.

While 31 per cent of the borough’s waste is recycled each year, £1.3 million a year in landfill costs could be saved if that recycling figure could increase to 50 per cent.

To help residents hit the 50 per cent target, the Council is giving every house in the borough the following:

  • A new red recycling box for plastics and cans
  • A new blue recycling box for paper and card along with a box net to use as a cover on windy days
  • A roll of 52 biodegradable bags for food waste.

Information leaflets explaining the collection changes and how residents should use the new recycling boxes have already been sent out to all residents who live in houses.

Another more detailed Recycling Refresh leaflet will be posted through house letterboxes at the same time as the new recycling boxes are delivered to those houses, between Monday 5 June and Friday 30 June.

All other rubbish, in black wheelie bins, will be collected every fortnight starting from Monday 10 July 2017.

For information on the new service visit www.hounslow.gov.uk/recyclingrefresh