Last updated:

18th August 2023

How our waste collection services work

How our rubbish and recycling services work if you're new to the borough

How household waste works - blue bin bags

  • We supply official branded Wokingham Borough Council blue bin bags each year for every household to dispose of their household waste. No other bag or wheelie bin will be emptied
  • If you live in a flat and use a communal bin - you use your own bags
  • The annual allocation of blue bags are delivered in February or March each year
  • Blue bags are collected from each household once a week from the edge of your property - find collection days
  • Find out where to leave your blue bags for collection

How to get blue bin bags if you're a new resident

If you're new to the area you can order and collect bags using the button below.

Order and collect bags

Just take your voucher to one of the local hubs to collect the bags in person. The number of bags issued, depends on the date you moved in:

New resident between:

  • March, April 2023 - 54 blue bags
  • May, June, July, August 2023 - 40 blue bags
  • September, October 2023 - 30 blue bags
  • November, December 2023 - 20 blue bags
  • January, February 2024 - 10 blue bags

How to get more blue bags

How recycling works - recycling bags

How garden waste works - brown bin or brown sack

How food waste works

  • Food waste is collected every week at the same time we collect your rubbish and recycling 
  • See the food waste collections page to find out how it works

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