Waste and recycling centres

Our waste and recycling centres are for the disposal of household rubbish and recycling.

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Harefield Civic Amenity Site

Our Harefield Civic Amenity Site is open for Hillingdon residents and registered trade waste carriers who have a credit account with us.

Residents will require a HillingdonFirst card or a driving licence and a household bill.

As vehicles queue to use the site, members of our staff will check for proof of address. Any non residents or residents who do not have proof of address or a HillingdonFirst card will be asked to leave the queue.

All vehicles will only have access to the site via Harvill Road to assist with traffic congestion.

The site is open Monday to Sunday, 8am to 4pm. Please do not arrive at the site earlier than 7.45am and do not join the queue after 3.30pm, as you will most likely not get in

Residents are advised to avoid lunch time periods when queue times peak.

Remember: black bags and garden waste can be put out as part of your normal weekly collection. 

Find out how to set up a trade credit account

Using the site

To ensure the safety of our residents and employees, the following temporary measures have been introduced:

  • the number of vehicles allowed on site will be restricted - subsequently, queuing times will be longer than normal; please be patient
  • social distancing of at least 2 metres will be enforced at all times
  • only 2 people per vehicle will be allowed to leave their vehicle to restrict personal contact
  • each car will be allocated the next available bay in the tipping area (regardless of the material and disposal bay the resident may need to use) to allow a faster flow of vehicles in and out of the site - this may mean that residents have to walk their materials to a bay not the closest to their car
  • our staff will not be able to assist with any unloading from vehicles; they will be onsite to ensure waste is disposed of in the correct areas
  • we will not be taking any card payments on site at this time

Items accepted at this site

All domestic waste (except asbestos) is accepted at Harefield Civic Amenity Site:

  • audio and video tapes, CDs and DVDs
  • cardboard and paper, including books
  • car batteries and car engine oil
  • carpets
  • electrical appliances, such as toasters, irons, washing machines and fridges
  • fluorescent tubes and low energy light bulbs
  • glass bottles and jars
  • garden waste
  • garden chemicals (with hazard symbols)
  • hard plastics
  • household batteries
  • household paints
  • mattresses
  • metal food and drink cans
  • rubble and stone
  • scrap metal
  • sofas
  • televisions and computer display screens
  • textiles (clothes and shoes)
  • vegetable oil
  • wood, including furniture

Setting up a trade credit account

If you're a company and would like to set up a credit account, please email hrevell@hillingdon.gov.uk with the following details on your company headed paper:

  • business name, including trading as (where applicable)
  • business address
  • contact name, telephone and email for operational issues
  • contact name, number and email for account issues
  • full list of vehicles wishing to use the account
  • a valid copy of your waste carriers licence

Please allow a few days for your account to be set up. Please bring your confirmation letter with you when you first use the site.

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Page last updated: 03 Jun 2020