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Waste and recycling sites

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

Harefield waste site


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 100 kg. 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 rubbish in a van, commercial vehicle or trailer, please report to weighbridge office with two forms of ID confirming your address, eg council tax bill, driving licence.

Trade waste is only accepted on site is Monday to  Sunday 8am to 5pm (BST) and 8am to 330pm 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:

28/29March9am to 4pm
25/26April 9am to 5pm
30/31May 9am to 5pm
27/28June 9am to 5pm
25/26July 9am to 5pm
29/30Aug9am to 5pm
26/27Sept 9am to 5pm

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.


South Ruislip civic amenity site

This site is now closed. 


What can be recycled at these sites?

ItemHarefieldWest Drayton
Books, CDs and DVDs
Cardboard and paper
Car batteries
Car engine oil
Fluorescent tubes and low energy light bulbs
Glass bottles and jars
Green garden waste
Hard plastics
Household batteries
Large electrical appliances eg washing machines, fridges and freezers
Metal food and drinks cans
Rubble and stone
Scrap metal
Small electrical appliances eg toaster and irons
Televisions and computer display screens
Tetra-pak drink cartons
Textiles (clothes and shoes)
Vegetable oil



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