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Food waste collections

Food waste collections

Food waste collection days

Your food waste collection will be on the same day as your rubbish and recycling.

You'll get weekly collections like your rubbish and recycling.

 

  • Line your food waste caddy with the liners we give you or you can use bread bags, newspaper or kitchen towels
  • Only put loose food waste in the caddy - not the packaging
  • When it's full, tie up the caddy liner and put it in the outdoor food waste container - residents in flats should transfer caddy liners containing food waste in the red communal bin, stored in the bin store
  • We'll only collect food waste from the outdoor food waste bin

Can I use a compostable wrapper as a food caddy liner?

Yes. Compostable bags / wrappers can be used as a liner in food waste caddy. However, any liners, including compostable ones, are removed before the food waste enters the anaerobic digestions process and are sent to the Energy from Waste Plant for the energy recovery.

What you can put in the food waste caddy

You can put in:

  • All cooked and uncooked food
  • Tea bags and coffee grounds
  • Vegetable peelings, banana skins, apple cores
  • Pet food
  • Out of date food not in its packaging
  • Cooking oil in sealed plastic bottle - this needs to be in the outdoor food waste container on collection day

What you can't put in the food waste caddy

You can't put in:

  • Cling film, wrapping and tin foil
  • Pots, trays
  • Garden waste
  • Pet mess, litter or bedding

 

How can I dispose of compostable packaging?

If you do not compost at home, place your compostable packaging in your blue rubbish bags for disposal.

Collections are weekly at the same time as your rubbish and recycling. 

Make sure you leave it out:

  • By 6.30am on the collection day
  • On the edge of your property as near to kerb as possible without causing obstruction

Bank Holidays

Collections may be earlier than normal on bank holidays so put your waste out the night before. 

If your food waste isn't collected you can report it as a missed collection. 

We'll return to collect as long as:

  • Your food waste was in the black outdoor container we provide
  • There was no packaging in with the food waste
  • Your food waste was out by 6.30am

 

Report a missed collection

Covid-19 update 

While cases are high and are rising, it is important to maintain social distancing measures in all public buildings beyond Monday 19 July. Therefore, screens will remain in place, hand sanitiser will be available and we encourage all visitors to continue wearing face coverings and keep your distance to protect all.

Where to get a new or replacement food waste caddy or outdoor container 

  • Wokingham Borough Council, Shute End, Wokingham RG40 1BN Monday to Friday 9am to 2.30pm
  • Woodley Library, Headley Road, Woodley RG5 4JA (Monday 9am to 1pm) (Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 9am to 5pm) (Thursday 9am to 7pm) or (Saturday 9.30am to 4pm)
  • Lower Earley Library, Chalfont Close, Lower Earley, RG6 5HZ  (Monday, Tuesday and Friday 9.30am to 5pm)   (Thursday 9:30am to 7pm) or (Saturday 9.30am to 4pm)
  • Wokingham Library, Denmark Street, Wokingham, RG40 2BB (Monday, Tuesday and Friday 9.30am to 5pm) (Wednesday  9:30am to 4pm) (Thursday 9:30am to 7pm) or (Saturday 9.30am to 4pm) 

Where to get food waste liners from         

  • Wokingham Borough Council, Shute End, Wokingham RG40 1BN Monday to Friday 9am to 2.30pm
  • Woodley Library, Headley Road, Woodley RG5 4JA (Monday 9am to 1pm) (Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 9am to 5pm) (Thursday 9am to 7pm)  or (Saturday 9.30am to 4pm)
  • Lower Earley Library, Chalfont Close, Lower Earley RG6 5HZ (Monday, Tuesday and Friday 9.30am to 5pm) (Thursday 9:30am to 7pm) or (Saturday 9.30am to 4pm)
  • Wokingham Library, Denmark Street, Wokingham RG40 2BB (Monday, Tuesday and Friday 9.30am to 5pm) (Wednesday 9:30am to 4pm) (Thursday 9:30am to 7pm) or (Saturday 9.30am to 4pm)
  • Finchampstead Library, FBC Centre, Gorse Ride North, RG40 4ES  (Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 2pm to 5pm) (Wednesday and Friday 9:30am to 1pm and 2pm to 5pm) or (Saturday (9:30am to 12:30pm)
  • Spencers Wood Library, Basingstoke Road, Spencers Wood, RG7 1AJ (Monday and Tuesday 2:30pm to 5pm) (Thursday 10am to 12:30pm and 2:30pm to 5pm) or (Saturday 10am to 12:30pm)
  • Twyford Library, Polehampton Close, Twyford, RG10 9RP (Monday and Thursday 2pm to 5pm) (Tuesday and Friday 10am to 1pm and 2pm to 5pm) or (Saturday 9:30am to 12:30pm)
  • Wargrave Library, Woodclyffe Hostel, Church Street, Wargrave RG10 8EP (Monday and Friday 2pm to 5pm) (Wednesday 9:30am to 1pm and 2pm to 5pm) or (Saturday 9:30am to 1pm)
  • Winnersh Library, The Forest School, Robin Hood Lane, Winnersh, RG41 5ND (Tuesday to Friday 3:30pm to 5pm) or (Saturday 9:30am to 2:30pm) 
  • Rogers Hardware, 25 Greenwood Rd, Crowthorne RG45 6QX
  • Nisa Charvil Store, 36 Park View Drive, Charvil RG10 9QX  8am to 8pm
  • Wokingham Decor, 56 Peach Street, Wokingham RG40 1XG (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 8.30am to 5.30pm), (Wednesday: 8.30am to 1pm) and (Saturday: 8.30am to 5pm)

We encourage residents to also consider lining their caddies with other plastic bags, newspaper or kitchen towel, or leaving their caddy unlined.  

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