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.

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 15 to 20 working days.

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. We will deliver it within 15 to 20 working days.

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. If approved, extra waste capacity sacks or bins will be delivered within 12 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.

Kitchen caddies will be delivered within 6 weeks.

Outdoor food waste bins will be delivered within 12 weeks.

The liners delivered with your food waste caddy should last approximately six months. If you run out, you can collect them from a local library or leisure centre. Please check for opening times.

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.