Fortnightly collection of black wheelie bins coming soon

More than 70,000 houses across Hounslow have now received their new red and blue recycling boxes and weekly recycling collections by the Recycle 360 crews have begun.

Published: Wednesday, 5th July 2017

Image of alternative weekly collection poster.

More than 70,000 houses across Hounslow have now received their new red and blue recycling boxes and weekly recycling collections by the Recycle 360 crews have begun.

Residents have also received a recycling box net and a roll of 52 biodegradable food waste liners which were placed between the new red and blue recycling boxes. 5,080 properties will receive the bio bags by the end of the week.

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 disposal costs could be saved if that recycling figure increased to 50 per cent.

With residents recycling more, black wheelie bin collections, for  non-recyclable  waste, will take place every fortnight from Monday 10 July for households in Zone  A collection rounds and from Monday 17 July for those in Zone B collection rounds.

From this week, [ Monday 3 July], crews will be placing a bin hanger on black wheelie bins for residents in houses, confirming what collection zone they are in and the dates their black wheelie bin rubbish will be collected.

A further detailed leaflet on the fortnightly collections has already been delivered to houses and reminds residents of what rubbish can be placed inside the black wheelie bin and what items should be put in recycling boxes.

Councillor Amrit Mann, Deputy Leader of Hounslow Council, said: “We are committed to providing all our residents with the opportunities to recycle more and we are actively encouraging this because it is so important.

“Many people throw away items as rubbish when they can be recycled. The more we recycle, the better and cleaner our streets where we live will be.

“The Waste & Recycling team are working hard to ensure an improved service, which is our aim. With any change to a service, there are always a few problems but we are committed to putting these right as soon as possible.

“Together we can achieve the 50 per cent recycling target and as a result, all residents can enjoy a cleaner, greener borough.”

Weekly recycling collection dates can be checked online

For all information on the new service, please visit the Recyle Refresh page