West Berkshire Council

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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Find information about community support and our services during the coronavirus pandemic, on our information for residents pages, our information for businesses pages, and our community support hub page which has guidance to help coordinate community organisations.

See a summary of our Local Outbreak Control Plan and read our frequently asked questions. 

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Access to Planning Information

We are carrying out some essential maintenance on part of our planning system on Tuesday 2 March 2021. Whilst this work is carried out, access to some planning application documentation may be affected. We expect this work to be completed by Wednesday 3 March 2021.

Recycling and Waste Reduction

Recycling Collections
Collecting your recycling from outside your home
Non-Household Waste Charges at Recycling Centres
Food Waste Recycling
We collect food waste in your green bin on your recycling day
Composting at home to recycle food and garden waste
Bin Store Recycling
Recycling bins for flats and communal properties
Mini Recycling Centres
**All glass recycling banks were removed from our Mini Recycling Centres (MRC) in June 2020. You can still recycle your glass bottles and jars in your kerbside box or at one of our Recycling Centres**
Waste less, recycle more at Christmas!
Try these top tips to have yourself a greener Christmas
How to apply, cancel and questions about the garden waste collection subscriptions
Garden Waste Collection
Garden Waste Collection: Your Questions Answered
Garden Waste Collection: Cancellation Request
Rubbish and recycling collections for properties with sacks
Garden Waste Collection (Sacks): Your Questions Answered
Newtown Road and Padworth Recycling centres will reopen on Thursday 14 May. To use the sites you must book an appointment.
Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRCs)
Recycling Centre Permit Scheme
Recycling Centre Van Permit Scheme
Non-Household Waste Charges at Recycling Centres
More Household Waste Recycling Centres
Cutting-down the rubbish we put in our bins
Waste Strategy
Where Does Your Recycling Go?
Real Nappies

Rubbish and Recycling

Please make sure your bins, boxes and bags are out by 6am ready for collection.
You must book an appointment to use the site and follow social distancing guidelines in place. Please note this site cannot currently accept items for reuse.
You must book an appointment to use this site and follow social distancing guidelines in place.