Wokingham Borough Council Announces Changes to Waste Collections


From 1 April 2012, Wokingham Borough Council will be changing waste collection and recycling. This is to encourage more recycling and send less to landfill.

Waste collection

Collections will remain weekly*
80 blue tie handle official sacks will be delivered during March to every household. Arrangements will be made for larger households (more than 4 residents) to apply for more bags. Only these official sacks will be collected.
If you use a communal bin, you will not be issued with the blue sacks, you should continue as you are.
Collections will be from the edge of your property unless you have an assisted collection
Assisted collections remain unchanged apart from the different coloured bags and will still be collected from your usual designated point
The 80L sacks are big enough to line a dustbin, please tie the bag up when collection is due.
We will not be able to empty or pull bags out of wheelie bins

*If your current collection day is going to change, you will be notified on a leafet when the the official blue bags are delivered.


Will become weekly. It is still a mixed kerbside collection and will still be in the existing black boxes. Cardboard, paper, aerosols, plastic bottles, food and drink cans, sweet and biscuit tins can all be recycled.
Assisted recycling will change from bags to boxes, but still be collected from your usual designated point.
All residents in the Borough will be able to get rewarded for recycling. By joining the Recyclebank programme, members will be able to earn points for recycling that can be redeemed for rewards in shops and businesses across the Borough. Rewards available at launch include money off at Marks & Spencer, travel breaks from Champneys & Classic British Hotels and free mini facials from Origins Skincare. More local partners will be joining the programme in time for launch on 2nd April

Glass, tetrapak, foil, textiles, shoes and books can be recycled at local bring banks or at the tips
Old duvets, towels, blankets can be taken to most local animal rescue centres, but please check with them first

Garden waste

Extended to every household in the Borough as an opt in scheme for an annual charge of £60. A 240L wheeled bin will be delivered upon registration and payment. Details of how to register will be announced in February 2012
Paper sacks will be available to buy from various outlets for about £1 each. These are 75L, compostable and are for one off usage
Collection of green waste from wheelie bins and the paper sacks will remain fortnightly.
Assisted green waste will still be collected from your usual designated point
Green bags will not emptied. They can be kept for your own use.
There are no concessions for the green waste scheme
Compost bins are available at a discounted rate
Only households who are able to store a wheelie bin on their own property can register

February 11, 2012 |

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