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Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRCs)

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

Please note:

  • You must book an appointment and hold a valid permit before you visit
  • We do not accept any commercial, trade or business waste at either of our recycling centres
  • Non-West Berkshire residents will need to pay a £7 entry fee upon arrival
  • From 29 September 2021, site staff can assist you unloading your waste - please ask if you need a hand

Please read our Icon for pdf Household Waste Recycling Centres - User Guide [2.1MB]  for further information.

Do not visit if you are in self isolation or have COVID-19 symptoms

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

You can read frequently asked questions about our booking system, 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 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 or purple permit, you must complete a waste declaration form before your visit

Site restrictions

The sites cannot accept or permit entry to:

  • Commercial, trade or business 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 our Icon for pdf Household Waste Recycling Centres - User Guide [2.1MB]  before you visit

Please note that Padworth Recycling Centre site cannot accept:

  • asbestos
  • gas bottles

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