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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 that residents can use:

Harefield civic amenity site 

New Years Green Lane, Harefield, Middlesex UB9 6LX


  • 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, West Drayton, Middlesex UB7 7QT

Open on selected weekends (Saturdays/Sundays) as follows:

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.

Please note: South Ruislip civic amenity site is now closed.

    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 - 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.

    What can be recycled at these sites? 

    All domestic waste will be accepted, except asbestos , and the following items can be recycled:

    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

    Unable to get to these sites?

    Household special collections is a service giving residents the opportunity to dispose of unused or unwanted bulky household items including fridges and freezers.  Find out more  ?

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