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Hillingdon Council alerts residents to waste collection changes

Hillingdon Council is alerting residents to anticipate changes in waste collection days during the festive season while underscoring its commitment to recycling.

The council strives to maximise recycling by offering free, easy-to-use weekly collections encompassing mixed dry recyclables, food, garden waste, and a bookable textile home collection service.

The aim is to minimise disruption and swiftly return to normal waste collections from January 8. Other collection days from December 26 to January 5 will be one day later than usual.


With increased waste generation during Christmas, the council emphasizes the proper disposal of recyclables like plastic bottles, cans, paper, glass, and more. Notably, the council discourages the inclusion of glittery or foiled cards and wrapping paper in clear dry mixed recycling sacks.

The council encourages the recycling of household batteries through designated collection bins in libraries. Additionally, Christmas leftovers not repurposed or frozen can contribute to the council’s food recycling scheme, transforming waste into electricity and fertiliser.

Real Christmas trees can be part of the weekly garden waste collections. Meanwhile, the council offers a textile home collection service for old clothes and partners with TRAID for the recycling of small/medium-sized electrical items.

A new recycling initiative with Material Focus enables the recycling of small electricals at nine libraries. Furthermore, a bookable, low-cost bulky waste home collection service is available for larger items. Residents can also utilize the civic amenity site in Harefield and the West Drayton waste weekends.

Cllr Eddie Lavery, Hillingdon Council’s Cabinet Member for Residents’ Services, expresses gratitude for residents’ recycling efforts and encourages broader participation.

Lavery notes recycling’s role in environmental protection and resource conservation, inviting residents to explore recycling options on the council’s website: www.hillingdon.gov.uk/rubbishandrecycling.

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