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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 before you visit
  • residents must hold a valid permit before you visit
  • non-West Berkshire residents will need to pay a £9 entry fee upon arrival
  • we do not accept any commercial, trade or business waste at either of our recycling centres

Please read our Icon for pdf Household Waste Recycling Centres - User Guide [2MB]  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 on our online virtual tour at Newtown Road Recycling Centre and Padworth Recycling Centre.

Opening times

Monday to Friday (excluding bank holidays): 11am to 6pm.

Weekends and bank holidays: 9am to 6pm.

Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day: both HWRCs are closed.


How to book an appointment

You can book an appointment to visit a recycling centre online, here.. When you book your appointment you will need to provide your details and car registration number.

You can read frequently asked questions about our booking system, here.

Before you visit the recycling centre, please:

Site restrictions

Both HWRCs 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 note that Padworth Recycling Centre, Padworth cannot accept:

  • asbestos
  • gas bottles

Please read our Icon for pdf Household Waste Recycling Centres - User Guide [2MB]  before you visit.


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