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Waste and recycling sites

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

Harefield waste site

South Ruislip

Location and opening hours »

For more details on opening times, DIY waste, Asbestos and business waste.


Location and opening hours »

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)

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 £150 per tonne, with the minimum charge of £15 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, e.g. council tax bill, driving license.

Trade Waste is only accepted on site is Mon - Sun 8am-5pm (BST) and  8am-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.

West Drayton

  Location details »

Selected weekends (Saturdays/Sundays) only:

26/27April09.00 - 16.00
24/25May09.00 - 17.00
28/29June 09.00 - 17.00
26/27July09.00 - 17.00
30/31August09.00 - 17.00
27/28September09.00 - 17.00

Its 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 

ItemHarefieldRuislipWest Drayton
Books, CDs and DVDsxx 
Cardboard and paperxxx
Car batteriesxxx
Car engine oilxxx
Fluorescent tubes and low energy light bulbsxxx
Glass bottles and jarsxxx
Green garden wastexxx
Hard plastics  x
Household batteriesxxx
Large electrical appliance e.g. washing machines, Fridges and freezersxxx
Metal food and drinks cansxxx
Rubble and stonexxx
Scrap metalxxx
Small electrical appliance e.g. toaster and ironsxxx
Televisions and computer display screensxxx
Tetra-pak drink cartonsxx 
Textiles (clothes and shoes)xxx
Vegetable oilxx