Temporary suspension of garden waste collections
From Monday 4 October to 1 November, we are suspending the garden waste service. This is due to the national shortage of HGV drivers impacting our waste contractor Veolia.
We are working closely with Veolia to minimise disruption as much as possible and we are prioritising the collection of food waste, rubbish and recycling.
As a result, you may continue to buy and collect garden waste sacks for storing your garden waste but we recommend you keep the sacks dry as they can start to decompose when they become wet.
How brown sack collection service works
You can buy brown sacks to fill with garden waste that we will collect on your fortnightly garden waste collection day.
Each brown sack holds 75 litres and is compostable.
Brown sacks cost £1.10 each.
Where to buy brown sacks
Residents can pay for more brown sacks online and then collect in person.
Paying online does not result in a delivery to your property.
While cases are high and 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.
To buy these sacks:
- Visit our online payment service page
- Make payment for the number you sacks you want to buy (eg £1.10 = 1 sack / £22 = 20 sacks)
- Select 'Rubbish and Garden Waste' as the Account Group
- Select 'Garden Waste Sacks' as the Account Type
- Provide your name and full address
- Click 'Submit'
- Add your email address to receive an email confirmation with your receipt number
- Take your receipt to one of the following local outlets to collect the bags in person.
- Let the staff know if this is the first time you have used the service so we can register your address for the fortnightly collection service:
- Wokingham Borough Council, Shute End, Wokingham RG41 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) and (Saturday 9:30am to 4pm)
- Lower Earley Library, Chalfont Close, Lower Earley, RG6 5HZ (Monday Tuesday and Friday 9.30am to 5pm) (Tuesday 9:30am to 5pm) (Thursday 9:30am to 7pm) and (Saturday 9.30am to 4pm)
- Wokingham Library, Denmark Street, Wokingham RG40 1BN (Monday, Tuesday and Friday 9:30am to 5pm) ( Wednesday 9.30am to 4pm) (Thursday 9:30am to 7pm) and (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) and (Saturday 9:30am to 12:30am)
- 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) and (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) and (Saturday 9:30am to 12:30pm)
- Wargrave Library, Woodclyffe Hostel, Church Street, Wargrave, RG10 8EP (Monday and Friday 2pm and 5pm) (Wednesday 9:30am to 1pm and 2pm to 5pm) and (Saturday 9:30am to 1pm)
- Winnersh Library, The Forest School, Robin Hood Lane, Winnersh, RG41 5ND (Tuesday to Friday 3:30pm to 5pm) and (Saturday 9:30am to 2:30pm)
- Rogers Hardware, 25 Greenwood Rd, Crowthorne, RG45 6QX
- Nisa Charvil Store, 36 Park View Drive, Charvil, RG10 9QX - open 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)
If you can't pay online call us on 0118 974 6000 and select option 2 for waste.
Find out when your brown sacks are collected