Category Archive: wasteandrecycling

Jul 16 2017

£20 Charge to Dump Waste for non-Harrow Residents

It was the council’s monthly cabinet meeting last week, and this item crept in, relating to changes at the Forward Drive waste site: It was resolved that: a charge of £20 to non-residents using the Harrow Re-use and Recycling Centre (HRRC) site per visit be introduced and non-residents be restricted from disposing of non-recyclable waste …

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May 08 2016

WEEE Recycling Event – May 19, 2016

On Thursday 19th May Harrow Council’s recycling team will be holding a WEEE event in Wealdstone. The event is being held outside Holy Trinity Church HA3 5QX from 11am-2pm and they will be working alongside West London Waste. The event is to encourage people to recycle unwanted electrical items within the borough. They will be collecting …

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Dec 30 2014

WEEE Recycling Day – January 12, 2015

West London Waste and Harrow Council Recycling Team are having a Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment or WEEE recycling day on Monday 12th January 2015 from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm at the Civic Centre in Harrow. On average, each person in the UK buys 3 new electrical items every year which costs about £170 …

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Nov 28 2014

Coming Soon to Harrow… £65 Charge to have your Brown Bin Emptied

It would seem that Harrow council are planning to introduce a £65 yearly charge to collect garden waste – otherwise known as ‘brown bins’ – from residents, if the latest leaks from the Labour Group has any truth in it. We’ve heard the rumours before about councils playing around with the waste collection services, but it …

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Jan 13 2014

Harrow Civic Amenity Site Staff Given Body Cameras

According to, staff at a Harrow’s civic amenity site have been issued with body cameras, following ‘unacceptable’ levels of abuse from members of the public. Harrow council purchased five £500 cameras for staff at the Forward Drive site to wear on their lapels, in order to film any exchanges with the public that they …

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Oct 17 2013

Harrow Council’s Civic Amenity Site: Reports of Threats of Violence

Harrow Council’s Civic Amenity Site operates a “free three tips in a van on a rolling year for residents of Harrow. With the cost to the Council of disposing of waste to landfill increasing, and despite being widely advertised, some elements of the public have attempted to ignore this, even resorting to threats of violence …

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Sep 17 2013

Warning to Harrow residents: don’t be taken in by cold callers

Harrow Council urges residents to be aware of criminals operating in the area after a 61 year old man was fined £2825 for rubbish flytipped at a Stanmore hospital. Brian Joseph Berkery, from Hampstead was “cold called” on 8th February 2013 at his home address by three men offering to remove building waste for £225. …

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Aug 25 2013

Bin Collections for August Bank Holiday Week

As is usual when there’s a Bank Holiday Monday, bin collections in Harrow will be running a day later than normal. Harrow Council is advising residents to put their usual bins out, just a day later than usual. The last collection this week will be on Saturday 31 August 2013. Alternatively, you could always visit …

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Feb 20 2013

Fine mess over fly-tipped waste

A prolific fly-tipper found himself in a fine mess after Harrow Council’s Envirocrime investigators brought him to justice. Ben Tickner, of Larkspur Close, Ruislip, pleaded guilty to three counts of fly-tipping at Willesden Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday (Feb 12). Tickner embarked on a fly-tipping spree when he was paid to remove and dispose of waste …

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Nov 19 2012

Love Christmas, Hate Waste?

We all dread the bulging bins created by the amount of rubbish thrown out over Christmas – so why not take part in Harrow Council’s reduce, re-use, and recycle challenge? This Christmas, Harrow Council has teamed up with West London Waste to encourage residents to take part in the Love Christmas, Hate Waste ten week …

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