Hillingdon Council announces changes to waste and recycling collection days

Friday 7 October: From Monday 31 October, waste and recycling collection days will change for some households in Hillingdon.

Photo of two waste collection crew members putting black rubbish bags in to a waste truck
Hillingdon Council is making changes to its collection routes to make them more efficient and help reduce carbon emissions as part of its commitment to making its services carbon neutral by 2030.

Free collections for general waste, dry mixed recycling, food and garden waste remain weekly and collected on the same day as each other, and residents will be sent a letter informing them of their new collection day or if their day will stay the same. All residents are being advised to put their waste and recycling at the front boundary of the property by 6am on their collection day as collection times may vary for all households.

Flats with communal bins will be unaffected.

Cllr Eddie Lavery, Hillingdon Council's Cabinet Member for Residents' Services, said: "We have already made great strides in Hillingdon in reducing our carbon footprint, and residents have driven that change by reducing general waste by 2,000 tonnes and collecting an additional 1,000 tonnes of recycling during the past year. Thank you to every resident who has helped us to make such excellent progress.

"The council remains committed to providing high quality, convenient and effective waste and recycling services for residents and protecting the environment. Making our collection routes more energy efficient is the next step in helping to meet our green, sustainable and carbon neutral commitments."

To find out more about Hillingdon's revised waste collection days, visit www.hillingdon.gov.uk/new-collection-days 

Page last updated: 15 Feb 2024