Rubbish collections

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

In this section:

Household rubbish

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

Instructions for collection

  • General rubbish bag
    Carefully wrap (and label if appropriate) any broken glass or other items that could cause injury.
  • 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).
  • 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.

Look up my collection day

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 waste collection

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.

Page last updated: 16 Nov 2022