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

 

April to September

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:

  • 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

Please note on Friday 19 April (Good Friday) rubbish and recycling will be collected as normal. From Monday 22 April all collections will be a day later due to the bank holiday.
This site is open 8:30am to 7:30pm, 7 days a week. Don't forget to bring your permit! *This site may be busier than normal over the bank holiday weekend, please be patient if you have to queue*
This site is now open 8am - 6pm, 7 days a week. Don't forget to bring your permit! *This site may be busier than normal over the bank holiday weekend, please be patient if you have to queue*