Re-use and recycling centres and sites

Neighbourhood recycling sites

There is a large network of neighbourhood recycling sites around the borough. Recycling banks are located in: Acton, Ealing, Greenford, Hanwell, Northolt, Perivale and Southall.

Please do not leave recycling on the floor as this is flytipping.

How to recycle


Type of material and how to recycle it 

Glass bottles and jars

All glass bottles and jars of any colour. Please rinse out all containers. Glass bins are separated into clear, green and brown (blue glass should go into the green glass bin).

No drinking glasses, window glass, Pyrex, glass ornaments or any other glass objects.

Cans, tins and aerosol cans

All food and drinks cans and aerosols. Please rinse out cans and crush if possible taking care of any sharp edges. Foil may also be placed in these bins for recycling.

No gas canisters or spray paints.


Any clothing including under garments, belts, bags, handkerchiefs, towels, bed linen, curtains, blankets, material. Please put items in carrier bags if possible before depositing in recycling bin.


Pairs only - shoes should be tied together or placed in a carrier bag.

No single shoes.


Not all types of plastic can be recycled. Please rinse out first.

No polystyrene or large objects such as garden chairs.


All newspaper, magazines, junk mail, directories and non-window envelopes.

No window envelopes, card or Yellow Pages.