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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. 

Coronavirus: Waste Services

Waste collections from households in West Berkshire will continue as normal, unless otherwise notified.

We will continue to work with our collections contractor to ensure that services are provided with minimal disruption. However if we have to change the level of service we provide, for example if a large number of staff are not available, we will prioritise essential services such as rubbish collections.


Should I treat my waste differently if someone in my house has coronavirus?
Information about treating waste differently during the coronavirus pandemic
Are the household waste recycling centres open?
Information about the household waste recycling centres in Newtown Road, Newbury, and Padworth.
Can I arrange a bulky waste collection?
Information about our bulky waste collection service.
Are you still delivering recycling containers?
Information about delays and changes to our container delivery service during the coronavirus pandemic
Can I still get a real nappy pack delivered?
Information about real nappy pack delivery service
Is street cleansing and litter picking still happening?
Information about our street cleansing and litter picking services, and the Great British Spring Clean
Are there changes to my bin collections?
Rubbish and recycling will still be collected on normal day but starting at 6am.
Are you issuing household waste and recycling centre (HWRC) permits?
Information about HWRC permits

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. Please follow strict social distancing guidelines in place.
You must book an appointment to use this site. Please follow strict social distancing guidelines in place.