From Monday 14 January, residents bin collections will return to normal collection days.
Don’t forget to keep recycling, here are some handy recycling reminders following the Christmas break;
- Christmas cards and wrapping paper - put in your red bin or box (but no foil wrapping paper please). You can also take your cards along to one of the high street stores which have collection boxes. Proceeds from the scheme are donated to the Woodland Trust to help them plant new trees.
- Bottles - take your empty bottles and jars to one of the numerous bottle banks across Reading. There are now special banks for Tetrapak cartons too.
- Food Waste - If you find you've overdone the festive food shopping check out the Love Food Hate Waste website (link below) for great recipes for your leftovers.
- Electrical Items - If you've got any small electrical items you no longer want we will be running a 'Don't Bin it, Bring it' campaign in the new year where residents can dispose of unwanted small electrical items at local road shows around Reading. Alternatively, they can be taken to the Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC) at Smallmead.
- Textiles - If you're having a clear out over the Christmas holiday, take your old clothes, bedding and curtains to a nearby textile bank, charity shop or the Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC) at Smallmead.
If you have a real Christmas tree, you can either chop it up and put it in your green bin or bag or take it to the Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC) at Smallmead. Alternatively why not drop it off at one of the following sites where they will be collected and recycled.
- Clayfield Copse (Car Park), Caversham Park Road
- Mapledurham Recreation Ground (Car Park), Upper Woodcote Road, Caversham Heights
- Meadway Recreation Ground recycling site Church End Lane
- Palmer Park (Recycling Site), Wokingham Road
- Kensington Road Recreation Ground (Car Park)
- Prospect Park Car Park Liebenrood Road
- Whitley Wood Recreation Ground (Car Park)
- Tilehurst Allotments off Armour Road