West Berkshire Council

Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRCs)

Details of what you can recycle, opening hours and booking system

  • You must book an appointment and hold a valid permit before you visit.
  • We do not accept any commercial waste at either of our centres. 
  • From 2 August 2021 non-West Berkshire residents will need to pay a £7 entry fee upon arrival. 

Please read our  Household Waste Recycling Centres - User Guide [816kb] for further information.


What can you recycle at our centres 

You can find a list of what you can recycle at our recycling centres, here.


Locations and Site Cam

To help make your visit to our recycling centres quicker, you can check where the recycling banks and rubbish skips are at Newtown Road Recycling Centre and Padworth Recycling Centre

Opening times:   9am to 6pm, 7 days a week


How to book an appointment

  • Appointments are available during the day between 9am and 6pm
  • You can book an appointment to visit a recycling centre online
  • When you book your appointment you will need to provide your details and car registration number
  • If you do not get an appointment, please keep checking back on the system as availability will be updated regularly

See our booking system Appointments at HWRC: your questions answered, here.


Before you visit

Before you visit the recycling centre, please:

  • Check travel times and any restrictions in place
  • Have your permit, or ID and proof of West Berkshire address with you
  • Have a copy of your booking confirmation with you (either a printout or on your phone)
  • If you need assistance on site, please bring a face mask to wear while staff are assisting
  • If you can't make your appointment please cancel or reschedule it via the link in your booking confirmation email
  • If you are visiting in a hire van or a van without a pink/purple permit you must complete a waste declaration form before your visit


Site restrictions

The sites cannot accept or permit entry to:

  • Commercial waste
  • Visits on foot from members of the public
  • Vehicles without a valid permit
  • Vehicles with a combined length longer than 8.2m at Newtown Road and 8.8m at Padworth

Please read pdf icon Household Waste Recycling Centres - User Guide [2Mb] before you visit

Please note that Padworth Recycling Centre site cannot accept:

  • asbestos
  • gas bottles

Rubbish and Recycling

Please continue to leave your bins out ready for collection from 6am on your collection day
You must book an appointment to use the site and follow social distancing guidelines in place.
You must book an appointment to use this site and follow social distancing guidelines in place.