- Local Government
West Berkshire Council aims, with your help, to recycle as much household waste as possible.
Apart from your black wheelie bin, used for general (non-recyclable) rubbish you should have two green boxes, one for paper, the other for glass; and a green sack for cans and plastic bottles. You should also have a green wheelie bin for recycleable garden waste; and, after 31st October a kitchen caddy and a supply of bio-degradeable bags for food waste.
The normal collection day is TUESDAY, but this may be modified on or around bank holidays.
From the week commencing 31st October 2011 food waste will be accepted for recycling if placed in a bio-degradable bag in the green wheelie bin.
Also from 31st October 2011 normal (non-recyclable) refuse will be collected every two weeks. One week will be all recyclable waste (including the green wheelie bin); the next week will be non-recyclable waste (black wheelie bin).
The tables below show which container should be used for which type of rubbish, together with what can and can't at present be recycled.
One Green Box is for Paper and Cardboard.
|Newspapers and Magazines|
|Yellow Pages||Tetra Packs, Juice Cartons|
|Envelopes (including windows)||Tissues|
|Junk Mail||Padded Envelopes|
|Writing/Computer Paper||Wrapping Paper|
|Cereal/Food Boxes||Shredded Paper|
|Toilet an Kitchen Roll Centres|
|Cardboard Egg Boxes|
Large Cardboard Boxes
(Please flatten and cut down to 85x45cm approx and place under one of the boxes or between a recycling box and the green bin)
The Green Sack is for plastic bottles and cans. Please remove bottle tops; rinse and squash.
|Shampoo Bottles||Polystyrene (Trays, Egg Boxes or Packaging)|
|Detergent Bottles||Margarine Tubs|
|Drinks Bottles||Ice Cream Containers|
|Plastic Milk Bottles||Yoghurt Pots|
|Steel and Aluminium Cans||Other Plastic Packaging|
|Sweet or Biscuit Tins||Carrier Bags|
|Cling Film and Foil|
|Foil Lined Plastic (Crisp packets, Food Pouches)|
The Green Wheelie Bin is for Green Garden Waste.
|Grass Cuttings||Wood or Branches over 100mm (4 inches) in diameter|
|Hedge Trimmings||Soil, Rubble or Concrete|
|Small Branches under 100mm (4 inches) in diameter||Vegetable Peelings (but see below)|
|Leaves||Food Scraps (but see below)|
|Cut Flowers||Animal Waste|
|Twigs||Flower Pots, Trays, Plastic Bags|
|General Household Waste|
|Shredded Paper and Cardboard|
The Kitchen Caddy and bio-degradable bags are for food waste. Place the bags in the Green Wheelie-bin for recycling, or the black wheelie-bin (not recycled).
|Un-eaten food from plates||Packaging of any sort|
|Tea and Coffee Grounds||Plastic Bags|
|Cheese and Eggs||Cardboard and paper|
|Bread and Pastries||
Bones from Red Meat
|Meat and Fish||Oil, Liquids and Fats|
|Fruit and Vegetables|