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Hounslow Highways is proud to support residents and community groups in arranging community litter picking events and provide equipment such as litter pickers, gloves, bags and collection of rubbish.

Last year, Hounslow Highways supported Keep Britain Tidy’s national Great British Spring Clean campaign and with the London Borough of Hounslow, supported more than 50 individual clean up campaigns across the borough.

We are doing the same again this year as the campaign recommences from 11 – 27 September 2020.7

Please register your event through the Keep Britain Tidy website, and then contact the London Borough of Hounslow at, to let us know what support you require for your event.

However, Hounslow Highways also provides this support to clean up events outside of the KBT events, and so as a valued community partner, we are very grateful for your ongoing efforts in organising clean-up events and working towards making Hounslow a great place to live.

If you tell us about a clean-up event you’re planning, we will be more than happy to give you some bags and litter pickers free of charge. We will also collect your bags of rubbish and separated recyclable materials, and litter pickers at the end of your event. Just email us at with full details.

However, given current Government guidelines, we would request any residents and community groups consider the safety aspects and social distancing guidelines before arranging a clean-up event.

With this in mind, we are recommending to residents to undertake their own Risk Assessments before the clean-up event, and to use this assessment to identify a suitable location and time for the litter pick before the event takes place.  A copy of this Risk Assessment should be sent to with the request for equipment.

There is guidance on the Keep Britain Tidy website for residents to consider before carrying out community litter picks at the following address:

To find out more information about other events taking place in Hounslow for the Great British Spring Clean, please click on the following link:

We do not want to restrict any residents in your well-intended actions, but risks need to be identified by the organisers and taken into consideration for your own and others’ safety.

Disclaimer: By providing any equipment in support of local resident clean-ups, Hounslow Highways do not provide supervision and cannot accept responsibility for any injuries/damages sustained from the use of this equipment or organised event.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Hounslow Highways Tree Watering Initiative

If you would like to help us in supporting Hounslow’s tree population, please feel free to contact us using our report it function which can be found on our home page. Also all of our trees love to be watered, so if you would like to see if you could help water a tree you see regularly, you can find a list of all our trees in the documents below.

Please see below watering guidance:

-Look out for the biodegradable tags on trees in parks and highways indicating that they are young trees in need of additional watering.

-Please water regularly during periods of dry weather, ideally a young tree requires 50 litres of water per week during summer – although anything you can manage is great.

-Tap water, rainwater or even dishwater is fine. Please make sure no harsh chemicals stronger than washing-up liquid are in the mix. Please be aware that a lot of cleaning products contain bleach which long-term will be harmful to the tree.

-Just slowly pour the water over the roots, letting the water soak deep into the soil. Also, if there’s a watering tube at the base of the tree, please use that, but in extremely dry weather it is best to water over the roots then fill the water pipe.

-It is best to water in two stages; first wet the surface to prevent run off, then water again to soak deep into the roots.

-The best time to water is either in the early morning or in the evening. Try to avoid the hottest part of the day, although water anytime is better than no water at all.

-Try not to water when the ground is wet and soggy. Trees can also become overwatered in poorly drained soils such as clay and heavy loam and this can lead to water logging.

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