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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. 

What Can I Recycle at a Household Waste Recycling Centre?

What our Newtown Road and Padworth centres can and cannot accept

Before you visit one of our recycling centres, you will need to book an appointment. 

There are also new site restrictions and temporary changes at the sites

If there is an issue with disposal or recycling of certain materials we may have to temporarily stop accepting those materials without notice. We are working hard to ensure all materials can still be taken for recycling or disposal but will keep this page updated with any changes or restrictions.

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

What can be recycled

Newtown Road


Black bag rubbishYesYes
Bulky wasteYesYes
Car batteriesYesYes
CDs and DVDsYesYes
Cooking oilYesYes
Food and drink cartonsYesYes
Furniture for reuse**NoNo
Garden wasteYesYes
Gas bottlesYesNo
Hardcore and rubble*YesYes
Household and garden chemicalsYesYes
Large and small appliancesYesYes
Mixed glass (bottles and jars)YesYes
Light bulbsYesYes
Mixed textiles and clothingYes***Yes***
Mobile phonesYesYes
Paper cupsYesYes
Plastic bottles and cansYesYes
Printer cartridgesYesYes
Scrap metalYesYes
TVs and monitorsYesYes
Used engine oilYesYes
Wood and timberYesYes

* There is a charge for the disposal of these items, please see our non-household waste charges for information.

** The Community Furniture Project donation point is currently closed until further notice. 

*** Service availability is subject to change at short notice due to market challenges.



Check the status, location and current opening times of Newtown Road Recycling Centre.

Check the status, location and current opening times of Padworth Recycling Centre.