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Local tips (recycling centres)

Local tips (recycling centres)

Location and information

There are 2 rubbish tips near Wokingham Borough run by Re3:

  • Longshot Lane, Bracknell, RG12 1RL
  • Smallmead, Island Road, Reading, RG2 0RP 

Changes from 1 February 2020

From 1 February 2020, if you visit a re3 recycling centre will be required to show a document that identifies you as a resident of Bracknell Forest, Reading or Wokingham Borough.

Windscreen stickers will no longer be accepted as proof of residency.

You can use one of the following forms of identification, as of 1 February 2020:

  • Driving licence
  • Current Council Tax bill
  • Utility bill, bank or credit card statement (issued no more than 4 months prior to the date of visit)
  • Bracknell Forest resident e+ card
  • Photocard bus pass issued by a re3 council
  • Valid blue badge or residents’ parking permit issued by a re3 council

Who can use the local recycling centres

Re3 recycling centres can be used by residents of Wokingham, Reading and Bracknell Forest Boroughs.

For normal residential cars:

  • Bring proof of ID (Identification) that confirms your address when you visit a Re3 recycling centre. A driving licence photo-card or proof of address such as a Council Tax statement or utility bill will be accepted

For commercial and commercial type vehicles:

  • From 30 September 2016 you'll need a commercial permit for every visit to a Re3 recycling centre
  • These permits will be free and available online

Opening hours

  • 1 April to 30 September - 8am to 8pm
  • 1 October to 31 March - 8am to 6pm
  • Closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day

What can be disposed of at local recycling centres

Household waste with no charge

  • Car batteries, engine oil, household batteries and electrical items
  • Energy saving light bulbs and fluorescent tubes
  • Garden waste
  • Fridges, freezers and furniture
  • Scrap metal, timber and glass

Non household waste that will carry a charge for disposal

  • Soil and rubble
  • Plasterboard
  • Asbestos
  • Gas bottles

Buy compost

You can buy compost at Longshot Lane and Smallmead recycling centres. Read our composting page to find out more.

More information

To find out more and to see details of charges read the Re3 waste acceptance policy (PDF document).

Other recycling options

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