Different waste bin types

Households in Harrow have various types of bins. These bins fall under two headings:

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Household waste

Household waste covers three bin types including:

Collections of these bins are free. Households in Harrow have different collection schedules. You can check your bin day by entering your postcode on our bins page.

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Garden waste

Garden waste (brown bin) is our paid-for service. We can collect your garden waste bin(s), every two weeks. Find out how to subscribe to the Garden waste service page.

Bins for new residents to Harrow

If you are moving into a new build property, you should have household bins. The developer usually orders bins for new builds.

If you are moving into an older or existing property, the resident will need to order new bins. When a resident moves, they often choose to take their bins or have them removed.

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Bins for residents in flats

Some residents in flats have communal bins. These include:

  • a large general waste bin (blue)
  • a large recycling waste bin (grey)
  • a food waste bin (red).

Residents in flats can also buy a Food waste caddy. Find out more information on our bins for residents in flats page.

Need to report a missed bin collection?

We are sorry our bin crews did not collect your bin(s). You can report a missed bin collection if: 

  • it is after 5pm on your usual bin day and 
  • it is not later than 48 hours since your usual bin day.

Enter your postcode on our bins page. Then select the missed bin option under the bin that was not collected.

Report a missed bin