Recycling in Hillingdon

We are committed to recycling as much of our residents' waste as possible by providing free and easy-to-use weekly collections.

Garden waste recycling

Our garden waste service is available for houses and maisonettes with private gardens. Currently, blocks of flats are unable to use this service.

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Items accepted through this service

  • Grass cuttings and hedge clippings
  • Leaves, twigs and branches
  • Dead flowers and weeds

Recycling - garden wasteGarden waste sacks

If you live in a property that qualifies for this service, you will be provided with 3 free heavy-duty canvas bags. If you have a large garden, you can request up to 3 additional sacks.

We recommend that you write your door number and postcode on your bags for easy identification.

Worn or damaged bags will be replaced free of charge and can be disposed of with your weekly rubbish collection.

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Instructions for collection

  • Carefully cut large twigs  and branches so they measure no more than 2 inches in diameter and 2 feet long and fit in the garden waste sack.
  • Make sure the sacks are able to be lifted by our collection team.
  • Keep all of your garden sacks within your property boundary until collection day.
  • On your collection day, leave your garden waste bags near the end of your property boundary before 6am.
  • If you do not have a front garden, leave your garden sack on the pavement the night before collection (no earlier than 5.30pm).

Free compost bin

Every household in Hillingdon can request a free compost bin for their garden by calling our Contact Centre on 01895 556000.

Page last updated: 04 Aug 2020