Rubbish collections

We collect general rubbish every week from more than 100,000 households in the borough.

In this section:
Clinical waste collection

Clinical waste collection

We make regular and one-off free collections of clinical waste for households in Hillingdon.

Please note: Our clinical waste collections are for Hillingdon residents only. They are not available to businesses and schools.


Bag collection

Residents who need to dispose of items such as stoma bags, colostomy bags, bandages and dressings can use our bag collection service.

This collection is made every Wednesday and bags should be left on your doorstep the night before or by 6am on the day of collection. Our team will leave new bags for you when they collect your disposed bags.

Arrange a bag collection

To order your first set of bags, call our Contact Centre on 01895 556000 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm).


Sharps box collection

Residents who need to dispose of needles, syringes, lancets (used with finger pricking devices) or clippers can use our sharps box collection.

Sharps box collections are usually made on the first Thursday and Friday of every month. 

Please note: Sharps box collections for December are now full. Next collection dates are Thursday 5 and Friday 6 January.

Boxes should be left on your doorstep the night before or by 6am on the day of collection. 

If you live in a flat, which has a 'trade' button that our team can use to gain entry, then the box can be left outside your front door. Alternatively, leave the box in a communal bin area that our team can access. When you request a collection, please add a note (providing any access codes, if needed) when asked 'Are there any further details you want to provide us with?'

Arrange a sharps box collection.

To obtain sharps boxes, visit your GP or local pharmacist.


Missed collection

If your rubbish hasn't been collected on your advised collection day and you have followed instructions for collection, please let us know.

Report a missed clinical waste collection

    Page last updated: 28 Nov 2022