Recycling in Hillingdon

We are committed to recycling as much of our residents' waste as possible by providing free and easy-to-use weekly collections.

Food waste recycling

This service is available for houses and maisonettes with private gardens. Currently, blocks of flats are unable to use this service.

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Sign up for food waste recycling

Recycling – food waste recyclingResidents who sign up to our service, will receive:

  • a kitchen caddy to collect the food waste
  • a roll of caddy liners to insert into your caddy (store your caddy liners in a dry place)
  • ​an external food storage bin to keep the full bags until your food waste is collected

Sign up for food waste recycling


All items accepted through this service

  • Dairy produce, including eggs, eggshells and cheese, small amounts of butter or lard
  • Pet food
  • Paper kitchen towels
  • Brad, cakes and pastries
  • Fruit, vegetable and peelings
  • Cereals, rice, pasta and pulses
  • Tea bags, tea leaves and coffee grounds
  • Food scrapings from your plates and dishes
  • Raw and cooked fish and meat, including skin and bones

If you want to recycle cooking oil, there is a bin at Harefield Civic Amenity Site.


Instructions for collection

  • On your collection day, place your food bin with your garden waste at your property boundary before 6am.

Look up my collection day


Food waste bin, caddy and liners

Caddy liners should be stored in a cool, dark and dry place to prevent them from beginning to break down prematurely.

Try to remove any excess moisture from your food waste before putting it into the bag, as liquids will speed up the composting process and mean that your bags need to be changed more regularly.

Order a replacement food waste bin

Order a replacement food waste caddy

Order more caddy liners


Free compost bin for residents

Every household in Hillingdon can request a free compost bin for their garden by calling our Contact Centre on 01895 556000.

Page last updated: 17 Sep 2020