PEOPLE in Hillingdon are being asked to share their household's recycling habits via an online council survey to help reduce the borough’s contamination levels.   

The key aim is to identify what might prevent households from recycling, whether it’s time pressures, language barriers or simply a lack of knowledge about what can be recycled.   

Contamination is when items which can’t be recycled are placed in the clear recycling sacks, but it’s also an issue when items which can be recycled are put in the general household waste.   

The most common contaminating items in Hillingdon are food waste, clothing and hygiene products.

However, the council offers free, weekly collections for mixed dry recycling, food and garden waste as well as free textiles collections.  

For larger items, there’s a low-cost bulky waste collection service, or residents can use one of the civic amenity sites.