Refuse collection

Non-collectable item list

The council does not collect certain items in household rubbish:

  • asbestos - requires specialist removal. Check your yellow pages to arrange a private collection.
  • boilers - metal boilers can be disposed of as scrap metal at:
    Acton Waste and Recycling Centre, Stirling Road, W3 8DJ Tel: (020) 8993 7580. Opening times:  Mon-Sun, 8am-5pm (between 1 April-30 September) and 8am-4pm (between 1 October – 31 March).
  • building/DIY supplies eg bricks, builders rubble, concrete, earth, sand, gravel.  These should be taken to Greenford Waste and Recycling Centre. 
  • Greenford Road Waste and Recycling Centre, Greenford Depot, Greenford Road, Greenford, UB6 9AP.  Telephone: (020) 8578 5674.  Opening times: Mon-Sun, 8am-5pm (between 1 April – 30 September) and 8am-4pm (between 1 October – 31 March).
  • households can dispose of this rubbish free of charge, after providing proof of address.  Traders can pay on account.
  • cast iron baths. Greenford Road Waste and Recycling Centre, Acton Waste and Recycling Centre. Addresses and contact telephone numbers, as above.
  • chemical storage tanks - should be taken to  West Waste Civil Amenities Site.  Victoria Road, South Ruislip, Middlesex.  Telephone: (020) 8841 4546.
  • dead domestic pets should be taken to your veterinarian for disposal. 
  • oils eg lubrication oils or greases, heating oils, cooking oils.
  • large quantities of cooking oils can be disposed of by contacting Heap Oils on 01895 824 252.
  • engine oil only should be taken to: Greenford Road Waste and Recycling Centre, Acton Waste and Recycling Centre.  Addresses and contact telephone numbers, as above.  Alternatively, engine oil only can be placed in a plastic bottle clearly labelled as 'engine oil' and put in your green box.
  • tins of paint - these should be taken to Greenford Waste and Recycling Centre Depot, Greenford Road, Greenford, UB6 9AP. Tel: (020) 8578 5674, for reuse
  • unwrapped disposable nappies should be placed in your normal, household rubbish.

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