re3 recycling centre (the tip) booking

If you are no longer able to safely store your waste at home, you can now make a booking to attend one of the two re3 recycling centres in Reading or Bracknell which will reopen on a booking only basis from Monday 18th May, operating 8am - 6pm seven days a week.

  1. Only 1 booking per week please, be kind, lots of people want to get to the tip
  2. Type your email address carefully, that's where your confirmation will be sent
  3. Check your spam folder if no email arrives (you should also get a reminder 24 hours before your visit)
  4. Residents do not need to login to the booking system, just choose your slot and type your details
  5. Bookings are available seven days in advance, and are released throughout the day. If you see 'Booking Not Available' it means that this time has not been made available yet.

Longshot Lane - Make a booking

Smallmead - Make a booking

Please note that you will not be able to enter the recycling centre without a valid booking and ID, and bookings must be made online.


  • Do not visit site if you have COVID-19 symptoms
  • Only make a booking if your visit is essential and you are no longer able to safely store your waste
  • Do not visit without making a booking. Access will be denied if your details aren't on our list.
  • Whilst we recommend that you bring a copy of your booking confirmation with you, you do not need to print the confirmation email to access the site. 
  • Follow staff advice at all times.
  • If visiting using a commercial-type vehicle, ensure to also apply for a permit as usual.

To ensure the wellbeing of residents and staff, both recycling centres are now operating with the following safety measures:

  • Social distancing rules - please keep a 2m distance while at the site
  • A limited number of vehicles allowed on site at any one time
  • Travel alone, if you are able to handle your waste yourself
  • Staff are unable to assist you in unloading your waste
  • Wash your hands before and after your visit
  • Double bag contaminated waste
  • Sort your waste before leaving home to make your trip more efficient
  • Contact free visits - please display your proof of address through closed windows and use contactless payments (where applicable)
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