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Hounslow Rubbish Collection 2024 (Holidays, Bulk, Recycling)

We’re here to help you find the Hounslow rubbish collection schedule for 2024 including bulk pickup, recycling, holidays, and maps.

The borough of Hounslow is in Greater London with Hillingdon and Ealing to the north, Hammersmith and Fulham and Kensington and Chelsea to the northeast, Kingston upon Thames to the southeast.

If there’s a change to your normal rubbish collection schedule then there’s a good chance your street sweeping schedule has changed too so make sure to check for updates.

Hounslow Rubbish Collection Calendar 2024

For normal rubbish collections schedules, visit https://www.hounslow.gov.uk/homepage/86/recycling_and_waste_collection_day_finder

Rubbish Collection Holidays

Here you can see the observed bank holidays.

  • New Year’s Day (January 1st)
  • Good Friday (Friday before Easter Sunday)
  • Easter Monday (Monday following Easter Sunday)
  • Early May Bank Holiday (first Monday in May)
  • Spring Bank Holiday (last Monday in May)
  • Summer Bank Holiday (last Monday in August)
  • Christmas Day (December 25th)
  • Boxing Day (December 26th)

There may be changes to collection days over bank holidays. Visit https://www.hounslow.gov.uk/news to be updated.

Hounslow Rubbish Collection Map

Hounslow Rubbish Collection Schedule

Bulk Waste Pickup Calendar 2024

Bulky waste collections are available 5 days per week (Mon – Fri) with the option to select your preferred collection day (subject to availability) resulting in reduced waiting times and greater flexibility. The cost is £41 for up to 5 items, with any additional items charged at £8.20 per item.

To book a Bulky Waste collection please call 020 8583 5555, selecting option 1. More information on bulk waste collection services can be found here.

Acceptable Items for Bulk Pickup

  • Furniture
  • Mattresses and beds
  • Strong clear bags (3 bags equals 1 bulky waste item, so a standard 5 item collection could be up to 15 bags – Each clear bag MUST NOT exceed 10kg in weight)*
  • Bicycles
  • Electricals
  • Computers and televisions
  • White goods (e.g. refrigerators and washing machines)
  • Cooking oil – no more than 25 litres in a sealed container

Unacceptable Items for Bulk Pickup

  • Garden waste (soft, bag-able) – the garden waste collection service or Space Way Re-Use and Recycling Centre should be used for this type of material. Large trees should be felled/cut back by professional arboriculturists with the waste disposed of as part of this service. Smaller trees can be collected through the Garden Waste service but must be cut into manageable pieces
  • Cast iron baths, pianos, paving slabs, rubble – these items are too heavy for two operatives to lift. We recommend using a specialist contractor for these.
  • Tyres, asbestos, meat, fluorescent tubes, chemicals, paint or other hazardous waste – the vehicle is not licensed to carry this waste
  • American-style fridge freezers and any item that is too large and too heavy for two operatives to lift.
  • Items that cannot be lifted by two operatives, this includes sofas that are waterlogged as a result of rain (it is advisable to cover these items to keep them dry before the collection day)
  • Items over 6 feet/183 cm in length or height. Items larger than this will need to be cut down to under 6 feet / 183 cm. This includes wardrobes, sofas, tables, or any furniture item that is larger than 6 feet/183 cm.

We cannot collect or remove waste generated from home improvements. If you have carried out the improvements yourself then it is advisable to hire a skip or to take your waste to your nearest recycling centre. You may be charged for this service as it is classified as industrial waste.

Have bulky items the city won’t pick up? You need a junk removal service.

If you have large items that the city won’t take from you, you may need to hire a junk removal service.

Junk removal services are not be as picky about the items they’re collecting so if the city won’t take the item, this may be your best bet. There’s usually a fee involved with junk removal but most companies can tell you ahead of time approximately what it’s going to cost.

There are a number of junk removal services in Hounslow and I’m sure many of them will be able to help you out.

Recycling Collection Calendar 2024

Here’s the link to the recycling collection calendar: https://www.hounslow.gov.uk/homepage/86/recycling_and_waste_collection_day_finder

Frequently Asked Questions

When is bulk pickup in Hounslow?

Bulky waste collections are available 5 days per week (Mon – Fri) with the option to select your preferred collection day (subject to availability) resulting in reduced waiting times and greater flexibility. The cost is £41 for up to 5 items, with any additional items charged at £8.20 per item.

To book a Bulky Waste collection please call 020 8583 5555, selecting option 1. More information on bulk waste collection services can be found here.

What day is rubbish collection?

To find rubbish collection on your street visit: https://www.hounslow.gov.uk/homepage/86/recycling_and_waste_collection_day_finder

What time does rubbish collection start?

Rubbish collection starts at 7 a.m. Make sure to have your bins on the curb by then.

How can I contact the Hounslow Borough?

Hounslow House
7 Bath Road
Hounslow
Middlesex
TW3 3EB

020 8583 5555
Monday to Thursday 9 am – 5 pm
Friday 9 am – 4.45 pm
recycling@ hounslow.gov.uk

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Hope you were able to find everything you need for the Hounslow rubbish pickup schedule. We strive to provide the most up to date information so please let us know if you need anything else.

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