Hounslow Recycling Refresh
Hounslow Council will start delivering new recycling boxes to all houses in the borough on the 5th June 2017. The deliveries of the boxes will take place between the 5th and the 30th of June.
Once residents have taken delivery of their boxes they will receive a weekly recycling collection the following week.
Hounslow Council needs residents’ help to recycle food waste, plastics, cans, paper, card and glass bottles as much as possible.
To help increase recycling and reduce waste Hounslow Council will:
- Collect all recycling (including plastics) every week
- Continue to collect food waste every week
While 31 per cent of the borough’s waste is recycled each year, £1.3 million a year in disposal costs could be saved if that recycling figure could increase to 50 per cent.
To help residents hit the 50 per cent target, Hounslow Council is giving every house in the borough the following:
- A new red recycling box for plastics and cans
- A new blue recycling box for paper and card along with a box net to use as a cover on windy days
- A roll of 52 biodegradable bags for food waste.
Information leaflets explaining the collection changes and how residents should use the new recycling boxes have already been sent out to all residents who live in houses.
Another more detailed Recycling Refresh leaflet will be posted through house letterboxes at the same time as the new recycling boxes are delivered to those houses, between Monday 5th June and Friday 30th June.
All other rubbish, in black wheelie bins, will be collected every fortnight starting from Monday 10th July 2017.
For information on the new service visit here.