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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, which you can check on our Household Waste Recycling Centres page

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:

What can be recycled?
Items

Newtown Road

Padworth

AsbestosYesNo
BatteriesYesYes
BicyclesYesYes
Black bag rubbishYesYes
Books**YesYes
Bric-a-bracYesNo
Bulky wasteYesYes
Car batteriesYesYes
CardYesYes
CDs and DVDsYesNo
Ceramics*YesYes
Cooking oilYesYes
Food and drink cartonsYesYes
Furniture for reuseYesNo
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 clothing**YesYes
Mobile phonesYesYes
PaintYesYes
PaperYesYes
Paper cupsYesYes
Plasterboard*YesYes
Plastic bottles and cansYesYes
Plastic pots, tubs and traysYesYes
Printer cartridgesYesYes
Scrap metalYesYes
ShoesYesYes
Soil*YesYes
ToysYesYes
TVs and monitorsYesYes
Tyres*YesYes
Used engine oilYesYes
Wood and timberYesYes


* There is a charge for the disposal of ceramics, hardcore and rubble, plasterboard, soil and tyres. Please see our non-household waste charges for information.

** Service availability of these items 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.

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