Open Day at Southall Recycling Facility

Come and see for yourself what happens to recycling

Southall MHF
Southall Lane Materials Handling Facility

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Don’t miss your chance to come along to the open day at the Southall Lane Materials Handling Facility on Saturday 23 June.  Open since November of last year, the Materials Handling Facility (MHF), built by Hounslow Council is run by Recycle 360 Ltd, a subsidiary of the council’s wholly owned trading company, Lampton 360 Ltd. Following the popularity of the first open day in March, Lampton 360 Ltd is hosting this second opportunity for residents to come and find out what happens to your recycling.

Recycle 360 Ltd collects all of Hounslow’s household recycling and residual waste, with the recycling materials now being transferred mainly to the MHF. Materials are separated at the kerbside, with plastics and cans collected together and sorted after transfer to the MHF.  The facility is likely to process in excess of 16,000 tonnes in its first year of operation. 

The main reason for building this state-of-the-art facility is for the council to benefit directly from the onward sale of sorted materials that attract the best market rates from reprocessors, rather than enabling third parties to process and enjoy the receipts.  The MHF has a licensed capacity well in excess of the volume of materials it currently handles which in addition to handling increased domestic volumes of waste materials, could in the future be leased to other recycling collectors, generating further income for the council. 

Councillor Guy Lambert, Cabinet member for Highways, recycling and trading companies said:

“The council is justifiably proud of this state-of-the-art facility which enables us to efficiently sort our recycling materials and divert more and more waste from landfill.  At a time that the world is waking up to the environmental hazards of plastics in particular, recycling is more important than ever.  In addition, the revenue generated from sales of our processed waste goes back into protecting the council’s frontline services.”

If you have an interest in going behind the scenes of this impressive facility, come along to the open day on Saturday 23 June.  The open day is open to all, during four, 45 minute sessions. Spaces are limited so it is essential to book your place in advance.  The first group will be admitted from 10am, with the final group admitted at 2pm.  The session will include a tour, a presentation and a chance to ask questions. To book your space please click here. (Eventbrite / Material Handling Facility Openday)

Please note: There is parking available onsite.  If you are require any special assistance, please email

June 15, 2018

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