Don’t be a recycling scrooge this Christmas

Hounslow Council is thanking dedicated refuse collectors, who are gearing up for the festive season.

Published: Tuesday, 15th December 2020

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Hounslow Council is calling for residents to join them in thanking dedicated refuse collectors, who are gearing up for the festive season after working tirelessly throughout the pandemic.

Cllr Guy Lambert, Cabinet Member for Highways, Recycling and Companies, said:

“Our waste and recycling teams have been hard at work all the way through the COVID-19 pandemic, providing an essential and much-valued service to our residents.

“I would like to thank them for their dedication and hard work in all sorts of weathers collecting waste and recycling, which has increased during the pandemic because people are spending more time at home. This has meant they are working longer hours due to the extra workload.

“Their steadfast service ensured we were able, unlike many Councils, to empty all our residents’ bins and collect recycling during the two lockdowns.

“We want them to have some much-needed time off with their families over Christmas. They are front-line workers, like many health professionals, and they help to keep Hounslow clean and tidy.

“Christmas and the New Year is a busy time for many, so we’re making it as easy as possible for people to understand how they can recycle efficiently by providing clear guidance on what can and can’t be recycled. We are also offering a free Christmas tree collection service. We hope this will help residents waste less and recycle more over the festive period and beyond.”                             

The Council is urging residents in Hounslow to do their bit for the environment over the festive period by reducing their waste and increasing recycling where possible. They are also encouraged to utilise the council’s Reuse and Recycling Centres to avoid hefty penalties for fly-tipping.

Instances of fly-tipping can be reported using the dedicated Fix My Street app or by visiting www.hounslow.gov.uk/report.

Over the holiday period all collections of recycling, food and refuse will continue, but with a revised schedule, for some residents, this will mean collections are earlier than normal.

Revised collections will begin on Saturday 19 December (normal collection date Monday 21 December). During the amended schedule, there will be no collection of garden or bulky waste. Normal collections will resume from Monday 11 January 2021.

For more information and to view the full Christmas collection schedule visit www.hounslow.gov.uk/ChristmasCollections

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