Rubbish collections

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

Instead of disposing of unwanted items that still have life in them, why not donate them to a charity, such as Trinity, or sell/giveaway unwanted items through FreegleFreecycle or social media sites.


Household rubbish

All rubbish should be stored in large, tied black bags, ready for your collection day.

Instructions for collection

  • Carefully wrap (and label if appropriate) any broken glass or other items that could cause injury, such as unwanted knives. 
    General rubbish bag
  • Keep all of your waste bags within your property boundary until your collection day.
  • On your collection day, leave your tied black bag on the end of your property boundary before 6am.
  • If you do not have a front garden, leave the tied black bag on the pavement the night before collection day (no earlier than 5.30pm).
  • If bags must be placed on a path or public highway for collection, they should not obstruct cars, pedestrians or other vehicles.
  • To avoid household rubbish bags being split open by foxes, birds and other animals, we strongly recommend the use of regular domestic dustbins (not wheeled bins) to safely contain your rubbish before collection day.
  • Residents must supply their own sacks for general waste - preferably black, not white, as these may be confused with recycling sacks.

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Missed collection

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

We will make another collection within 2 working days.

Report a missed rubbish collection (house)

Report a missed rubbish collection (flat with bulk bin)

Recycling in Hillingdon

Remember that you can recycle most household items, using our different recycling schemes.

You can also take many unused or unwanted household items to our waste and recycling centres.

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Page last updated: 22 Sep 2023