There are lots of locations in Reading where you can take items to be recycled. For example, you can take glass bottles and jars, textiles and shoes to recycling banks. You can take carrier bags and batteries to larger supermarkets.
You can now put any colour glass bottle or jar into any bottle bank. The glass will be mechanically sorted by lasers when it is taken to the recycling facility, making glass recycling easier, quicker, and more efficient.
Please do not place pyrex, ceramics, crockery or light bulbs in the glass bank.
The glass recycling banks are emptied by FCC on behalf of the Council and the Re3 partnership.
Clothes and textiles that are in good condition can be donated and sold for re-use. Items that aren’t suitable to be passed onto someone else can be recycled and made into new items. You can take all of your textiles, linens and shoes to be recycled at most of our community recycling banks in Reading.
Most textiles recycling banks are charity collections, but they are monitored and regulated by Reading Borough Council and Re3. Organisations offering textiles recycling are required to provide tonnage data to the Council, and permission must be acquired before a textiles recycling bank can be placed on the public highway.
|Site Location||Ward Area||Glass||Textiles|
|St Martins Precinct Car Park, RG4 8BA||Caversham||Yes||No|
|Milestone Centre, RG4 6PF||Emmer Green||Yes||Yes|
|Farnham Drive, RG4 6NY||Emmer Green||Yes||Yes|
|Rivermead Leisure Centre, RG1 8EQ||Thames||Yes||Yes|
|Thameside Promenade Car Park, RG1 8EQ||Thames||Yes||Yes|
|Hills Meadow Car Park, RG4 8DH||Thames||Yes||Yes|
|Tesco Extra, Napier Road, RG1 8DF||Thames||Yes||Yes|
|Kennet Walk, RG1 3GD||Thames||Yes||Yes|
|Orts Road, RG1 3JL||Thames||Yes||Yes|
|George Street, RG1 7NT||Abbey||Yes||Yes|
|Great Knollys Street, RG1 7HN||Abbey||Yes||Yes|
|Howard Street, RG1 7XS||Abbey||Yes||Yes|
|Hosier Street (Broad Street Mall), RG1 7JL||Abbey||Yes||Yes|
|Sidmouth Street, RG1 4QY||Abbey||Yes||Yes|
|Tesco Extra, Portman Road, RG30 1AW||Battle||Yes||Yes|
|Kensington Road Park Car Park RG30 2TG||Battle||Yes||Yes|
|Tilehurst Station, RG31 6TH||Kentwood||Yes||Yes|
|Waitrose, Oxford Road, RG30 6WR||Kentwood||Yes||Yes|
|Scours Lane, RG30 6BX||Kentwood||Yes||Yes|
|Kentwood Hill, RG31 6JG||Kentwood||Yes||Yes|
|Harvaston Parade, RG30 4LP||Tilehurst||Yes||Yes|
|Meadway Recreation Ground, RG30 4UN||Tilehurst||Yes||Yes|
|Gratwicke Road, RG30 4TU||Tilehurst||Yes||Yes|
|Recreation Road Car Park, RG30 4UB||Tilehurst||Yes||Yes|
|Asda, Honey End Lane, RG30 4EL||Norcot||Yes||Yes|
|Spey Road, RG30 4DG||Norcot||Yes||Yes|
|The Southcote Beefeater, RG30 3AB||Southcote||Yes||Yes|
|Prospect Park Car Park, RG30 2ND||Southcote||Yes||Yes|
|Coronation Square, RG30 3QN||Southcote||Yes||Yes|
|Berkeley Avenue, RG1 6HE||Coley||Yes||Yes|
|Coley Park Community Centre, RG1 6DW||Coley||Yes||Yes|
|Whitley Street, RG2 0EQ||Katesgrove||Yes||Yes|
|Waterloo Meadows, Elgar Road, RG2 0BN||Katesgrove||Yes||Yes|
|Palmer Park Leisure Centre, RG6 1LF||Park||Yes||Yes|
|Erleigh Road Sub Station, RG1 5NN||Redlands||Yes||Yes|
|Erleigh Road, RG1 5NA||Redlands||Yes||No|
|Cintra Park Car Park, RG2 7PS||Redlands||Yes||Yes|
|Hexham Road, RG2 7UA||Redlands||Yes||Yes|
|Shinfield Rise, RG2 8HA||Church||Yes||Yes|
|Blagdon Road, RG2 7NE||Church||Yes||Yes|
|South Reading Leisure Centre, RG2 8DH||Church||Yes||Yes|
|Long Barn Lane, RG2 7SX||Church||Yes||No|
|Pepper Lane, RG2 7DN||Church||Yes||Yes|
|Morrisons, Basingstoke Road, RG2 0HB||Whitley||Yes||Yes|
|Manor Farm Road, RG2 0NA||Whitley||Yes||Yes|
|Northumberland Avenue (opposite Durham Close), RG2 8LZ||Whitley||Yes||Yes|
|Whitley Wood Road, RG2 8TH||Whitley||Yes||Yes|
|Swallowfield Drive, RG2 8UQ||Whitley||Yes||Yes|
|Whitley Wood Recreation Ground, RG2 0SH||Whitley||Yes||Yes|
If the recycling container is full, please do not leave your items on the floor next to the bank as this may be investigated as fly-tipping, and enforcement action may be taken. Please take your items to your next nearest recycling location.
You can use the re3cyclopedia search tool to find a recycling location. Just type the item into the search box, such as ‘glass bottle’ or ‘textiles’.
Please report any full or over-flowing recycling bank to us on 0118 937 3787 or on our website here.