Order a bin or bag

Weekly food waste collections began 1 February. Collection days will also change for most homes in Reading. Find out more about changes to waste services.

Due to incredibly high demand, there has been a delay in delivering recycling bins to residents. Any recycling bins requested up to and including 13 April will be delivered by 11 June. Recycling bins ordered after this date will be delivered within 12 weeks.
We apologise for any inconvenience caused by the delay.
If you are currently waiting for an additional recycling bin to be delivered, please put any extra recycling in a clear plastic bag or a cardboard box and leave it by the side of your red bin on collection day.

Grey bins

If you don’t have a grey bin, it has gone missing or is damaged you will need to order a new one by calling 0118 937 3787. We will deliver it in 6 weeks.

Red recycling bins

If you don’t have a red recycling bin or it has gone missing or is damaged you will need to order a new one. You can also request an additional red bin. Due to incredibly high demand, the current delivery time for recycling bins and boxes is 12 weeks.

Extra waste capacity

We will empty one standard-sized grey bin per property. In some circumstances, extra waste capacity may be approved. Before approving, we may visit your property to see if you could recycle more. 

We will process applications within 4 weeks.

Food waste bins

Food waste collections have been introduced to most properties in the borough from 1 February 2021. Before ordering a food waste bin or kitchen caddy, please check that your property receives weekly food collections using our bin calendar lookup. You can only order a food waste bin or kitchen caddy if there is a food waste collection for your property.

The current delivery time for food waste bins, kitchen caddies and liners is 6 weeks.

Green bins /bags

Residents who subscribe to the garden waste service can order an extra or replacement green bin or bag. We will collect a maximum of two garden waste containers from each property.

The current delivery time for garden waste bins and bags is 10 weeks.

Prices

New bin typePrice
Grey binNo charge
Red binNo charge
Green bin£54.65
Green bag£12.30
Garden waste collection service£60 for bins
£20 for bags
Food waste kitchen caddyNo charge
Food waste outside binNo charge

The price of green bins includes a £15 delivery fee.