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What Can I Recycle at a Household Waste Recycling Centre?

What our Newtown Road and Padworth centres can and cannot accept.


Before you visit one of our recycling centres, you will need to book an appointment and hold a valid permit.
 

If there is an issue with disposal or recycling of certain materials, we may have to temporarily stop accepting those materials without notice.

Batteries and vapes can be taken to both of our sites for disposal. Nitrous oxide canisters can only be accepted at Newtown Road recycling centre for disposal.  



We have two recycling centres in West Berkshire:

What can be accepted at the recycling centre?
Items

Newtown Road

Padworth

AsbestosYesNo
BatteriesYesYes
BicyclesYesYes
Black bag rubbishYesYes
Books**YesYes
Bric-a-bracYesNo
Bulky wasteYesYes
Car batteriesYesYes
CardYesYes
Ceramics*YesYes
Cooking oilYesYes
Food and drink cartonsYesYes
Furniture for reuseYesNo
Garden wasteYesYes
Gas bottles (including nitrous oxide canisters)YesNo
Hardcore and rubble*YesYes
Household and garden chemicalsYesYes
Large and small appliancesYesYes
Lawn-mowers (petrol tank must be empty) YesYes
Mixed glass (bottles and jars)YesYes
Light bulbsYesYes
Mixed textiles and clothing**YesYes
Mobile phonesYesYes
Paint (including Community RePaint)YesYes
PaperYesYes
Plasterboard*YesYes
Plastic bottles and cansYesYes
Plastic pots, tubs and traysYesYes
Printer cartridgesYesYes
Scrap metalYesYes
ShoesYesYes
Soil*YesYes
ToysYesYes
TVs and monitorsYesYes
Tyres*YesYes
Used engine oilYesYes
VapesYesYes
Wood and timberYesYes


* There is a charge for the disposal of certain quantities of ceramics, rubble, plasterboard and soil and all tyres. Please see our non-household waste charges for information.

** Service availability of these items is subject to change at short notice due to market challenges.


Check the status, location and current opening times of Newtown Road Recycling Centre.

Check the status, location and current opening times of Padworth Recycling Centre.

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