Recycling boxes arriving in the borough!

More than 35,000 houses in the borough have received their new red and blue recycling boxes.

Published: Tuesday, 20th June 2017

The new red recycling boxes

More than 35,000 houses in the borough have received their new red and blue recycling boxes.
The roll-out of the boxes by Hounslow Council is now halfway through and those residents still waiting for their boxes can check when they will receive them by visiting
Once residents have received their boxes along with a leaflet through their doors, their weekly recycling service including food waste and plastic, will start the following week on their same collection day. They can check their collection date by visiting:
Residents should check that they have received the recycling box net and the roll of 52 biodegradable food waste liners which will be placed between the new red and blue recycling boxes. If they can’t find them, they should email

Hounslow Council needs residents’ help to recycle food waste, plastics, cans, paper, card and glass bottles.  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 increased to 50 per cent.  

To help residents hit the 50 per cent target, 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.

Please see our website for further information on what can be recycled, please go to

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

Councillor Amrit Mann, Deputy Leader of Hounslow Council, said: “We promised you a greener, cleaner borough and that is what we are doing with the introduction of the new weekly recycling collections for houses.

“We need residents’ help to recycle more so we achieve our recycling target of 50 per cent by 2019 and save £1.3 million a year which could be used protect other vital Council services.

“Many residents throw items away as rubbish when they could and should be recycled instead. We hope this weekly recycling collection will help residents realise just how much they can recycle before their black wheelie bin is collected every two weeks starting on 10 July 2017.”

For information on the new service, please visit

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