West Berkshire Council

Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRCs)

Details of seasonal opening hours, site restrictions and recycling facilities

We have two recycling centres in West Berkshire, located in Newbury and Padworth.

Our centres now operate a Recycling Centre Permit Scheme
This means that only residents that display a permit will be allowed to take their waste to these centres. 
Permits have been sent to all West Berks residents. 

If you've lost yours, not received one, or have recently moved to the area, you can Apply for a Permit to Use Our Recycling Centres online. 

There is now a charge to dispose of soil, rubble, ceramics, plasterboard and tyres at Newtown Road and Padworth recycling centres. Information on non-household waste charges at recycling centres.


Newtown Road Recycling Centre, Newbury

Opening Times

 

April to September

8:30am to 7:30pm

October to March

8:30am to 5:30pm

What can you take to the Newtown Road Recycling Centre?

This centre is closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day. Check the status, location and current opening times of Newton Road Recycling Centre.

Restrictions apply to customers using this centre - see below for more information.

 

Padworth Recycling Centre, Padworth

Opening Times

 

Monday to Friday

12:30pm to 6pm

Weekends and Bank Holidays

8am to 6pm

What can you take to Padworth Recycling Centre?

This centre is closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day. Check the status, location and current opening times of Padworth Recycling Centre.

Please note that this site cannot accept:

  • furniture
  • asbestos
  • gas bottles

Site Restrictions

Restrictions at Newtown Road and Padworth have changed as a result of the Recycling Centre Permit Scheme.
Please check the pdf icon Household Waste Recycling Centres - User Guide [1Mb] before you set off for a list of acceptable and non-acceptable vehicles.

Please note the sites cannot accept:

  • vehicles over 2m (6.6ft) high
  • commercial waste
  • visits on foot from members of the public

Trailers are permitted, as long as the combined vehicle and trailer length is 8.2m (27ft) or under at Newtown Road, or 8.8m (29ft) or under at Padworth.


Rubbish and Recycling

There are no reported issues
The site is open 8.30am - 7.30pm, 7 days a week. Don't forget to bring your permit!
This site is now accepts general rubbish.The recycling centre is open 12.30pm-6pm Mon-Fri and 8am-6pm Sat-Sun. Don't forget to bring your permit!