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Waste and recycling sites

Local civic amenity sites are for the disposal of household rubbish and recycling.

Harefield waste site

Hillingdon has two sites:

​​What can be recycled at these sites? 

Resident access

Access is strictly restricted to Hillingdon residents with their HillingdonFirst card OR an acceptable proof of residence in the borough. 

Any resident wishing to use the site for household or domestic waste and recycling without a  HillingdonFirst card  or acceptable proof of residence in Hillingdon will be required to pay £10.00. Residents without a HillingdonFirst card wishing to use the site for household or domestic waste and recycling should go to the weighbridge office.

Acceptable proof of Hillingdon residence:

  • a current driver's licence showing an address
  • a council tax bill
  • a utility bill (excluding mobile phone bills)
  • bank statement (dated within the last three months)

If you are a resident disposing of rubbish in a van, or car with a trailer, please report to weighbridge office with two forms of ID confirming your address, eg council tax bill, driving licence.

Building/DIY waste

People bringing larger quantities of building/DIY waste will be asked to pay the full trade waste rate for disposing of these materials. The current full trade waste rate is £160 per tonne, with the minimum charge of £16 for up to 100kg. Larger quantities can be defined as anything over 2/3 small bags of building waste.

If building waste/construction waste is mixed in with other waste, the entire load will be charged for.

Trade waste

Trade waste is only accepted at the Harefield site.

The Harefield site accepts vans and cars and also permits the disposal of trade waste materials. If you wish to deposit your trade waste here you will be given a receipt which will show the type of waste, quantity and cost of disposal. You must keep for a minimum of two years.

If disposing of trade rubbish in a van, commercial vehicle or trailer, please report to weighbridge office.

Trade waste is only accepted on site is Monday to  Sunday 8am to 5pm (BST) and 8am to 3.30pm winter hours.

Payments note: The site can only accept credit/debit cards as payment for trade waste. Cash and cheques are no longer accepted.

Hillingdon's civic amenity sites:

Harefield civic amenity site 

New Years Green Lane  »


  • Monday to Sunday: 8am to 4pm
    (closed Christmas day, Boxing day, New Year's day)
  • Monday-Sunday: 8am to 6pm (during British summer time)

West Drayton civic amenity site 

Railway Sidings, Tavistock Road  »

The West Drayton site is open on selected weekends (Saturdays/Sundays) as follows:

26/27September 9am to 4pm
24/25October9am to 4pm
28/29November9am to 4pm
19/20December9am to 4pm
2/3January9am to 4pm
30/31January9am to 4pm
27/28February9am to 4pm
26/27March9am to 4pm

It's quick and convenient, with assisted unloading available on site. There will be strictly no admission to vans or commercial vehicles.

No trade waste is accepted at this site.

What can be recycled at these sites? 

ItemHarefieldWest Drayton
Books, CDs and DVDsyesno
Cardboard and paperyesyes
Car batteriesyesyes
Car engine oilyesyes
Fluorescent tubes and low energy light bulbsyesyes
Glass bottles and jarsyesyes
Green garden wasteyesyes
Hard plasticsyesyes
Household batteriesyesyes
Large electrical appliances eg washing machines, fridges and freezersyesyes
Metal food and drinks cansyesyes
Rubble and stoneyesyes
Scrap metalyesyes
Small electrical appliances eg toaster and ironsyesyes
Televisions and computer display screensyesyes
Tetra-pak drink cartonsnono
Textiles (clothes and shoes)yesyes
Vegetable oilyesno


South Ruislip civic amenity site is now closed.


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