From Saturday 1 February residents of the borough can sign up to the 2020/21 garden waste collection service which operates from 1 April 2020 to 31 March 2021.
Published: Thursday, 6th February 2020
The service is a convenient, low-cost way for residents with gardens to dispose of cuttings throughout the year. Subscribers will be provided with a 240-litre brown wheeled bin or two heavy duty 90 litre sacks, depending on their available storage space. These are then collected on a fortnightly basis from their properties by Recycle 360, a company wholly owned by Hounslow Council.
The garden waste service provides a total of 25 collections, with a break of two weeks over the Christmas period. The cost of the service is £55 or £27.50 for those in receipt of Council Tax Reduction. Residents are advised to sign up before 1 April to ensure they receive the service in full.
Once collected, all garden waste is taken to a purpose-built site where it undergoes open windrow composting; a six-week process allowing the green waste to breakdown naturally in the presence of oxygen, creating a high-quality compost.
If you are a new subscriber then payment can be made easily using all major credit and debit cards, excluding American Express. If you are a current subscriber and paid by direct debit last year, then you may be due to renew automatically, so please check notifications before signing up. Residents without access to a computer can subscribe by visiting their local library, where a member of staff will be happy to help.
Councillor Guy Lambert, Cabinet Member for Highways, Recycling and Trading Companies at Hounslow Council said:
“Since its introduction in 2016, the garden waste collection service has ensured garden waste is fully recycled for the benefit of the environment, whilst providing value for money for residents.
“The popularity of the garden waste service is further evidence that Hounslow loves to recycle.”
For information on the service, to subscribe or to renew your subscription for the 2020/21 service please visit www.hounslow.gov.uk/gardenwaste.