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Waste and recycling sites

Hillingdon's two local civic amenity sites are for the disposal of household rubbish and recycling.

Harefield waste site

Harefield civic amenity site 

New Years Green Lane, Harefield, Middlesex UB9 6LX

Open: 
Monday to Sunday

8am to 4pm

8am to 6pm (during British summer time)

ClosedChristmas day, Boxing day, New Year's day

West Drayton civic amenity site 

Railway Sidings, Tavistock Road, West Drayton, Middlesex UB7 7QT

Open on selected weekends (Saturdays/Sundays)
29 and 30July 20179am to 5pm
26 and 27 August 20179am to 5pm
23 and 24September 20179am to 5pm
28 and 29October 20179am to 4pm
25 and 26November 20179am to 4pm
16 and 17December 20179am to 4pm
6 and 7January 20189am to 4pm
27 and 28January 20189am 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.

South Ruislip civic amenity site is now closed.

Resident access

HillingdonFirst 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.

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

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
Audio and video tapesyesno
Books, CDs and DVDsyesno
Cardboard and paperyesyes
Car batteriesyesyes
Car engine oilyesyes
Carpetsyesno
Fluorescent tubes and low energy light bulbsyesyes
Furniture (wood)yesyes
Glass bottles and jarsyesyes
Green garden wasteyesyes
Garden chemicals (with hazard symbols)yesno
Hard plasticsyesyes
Household batteriesyesyes
Household paintsyesno
Large electrical appliances eg washing machines, fridges and freezersyesyes
Mattressesyesyes
Metal food and drinks cansyesyes
Plasterboardyesyes
Rubble and stoneyesyes
Scrap metalyesyes
Small electrical appliances eg toaster and ironsyesyes
Sofasyesno
Televisions and computer display screensyesyes
Tetra-pak drink cartons
(now collected by kerbside recycling)
nono
Textiles (clothes and shoes)yesyes
Vegetable oilyesno
Woodyesyes

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.  

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