West Berkshire - River Kennet at Padworth

In March 2008 Veolia Environmental Services was awarded a 25 year contract with West Berkshire Council and is targeting a long-term 49% recycling rate as part of a major boost to recycling in the area.

Kerbside recycling

Kerbside recycling

Residents in West Berkshire are now able to recycle a much wider range of waste from the kerbside.

Recycling Centres

Newtown Road HWRC

HWRCs offer a collection point for recyclable materials in accessible locations.

Padworth IWMF

Padworth Integrated Waste Management Facility

Our IWMF is designed to significantly improve recycling and composting rates.

What happens to waste?

Padworth Lister image

Watch our video to find out about what happens behind the scenes at the Padworth waste management facility operated by Veolia.

Latest news

  • 09 June 2014 Recycle Week: Aerosol Cans Now Recycled In West Berkshire
    Residents of West Berkshire can now recycle empty aerosol cans at Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRCs) in Newbury and Padworth.
  • 02 June 2014 It’s A Wrap For Nappy Winners
    Three families are celebrating after winning real nappy vouchers worth a total of £200 from a Real Nappy Week prize draw run by West Berkshire Council and Veolia.
  • 06 May 2014 Save And Compost This Compost Awareness Week!
    In support of International Compost Awareness Week 2014, West Berkshire Council and Veolia are encouraging residents to get composting with a special compost bin offer in conjunction with www.getcomposting.com
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  • Special Offer Compostable Liners Special Offer Compostable Liners

    We've teamed up with Biobag UK to offer discounted compostable liners to make it easier for you to recycle your food waste

  • Colouring Competition Winners Colouring Competition Winners

    Earlier this year we encouraged kids to get artistic with our recycling themed colouring competition. We can now announce our winners, runners-up and highly commended entries.

  • Food waste collections started Find out more about your new food waste collection service.

    Frequently Asked Questions, Yes/No list and more information for residents.

  • Love Food, Hate Waste recipes Love Food, Hate Waste

    Every year in the UK we throw away 7.2 million tonnes of food. If we all stopped wasting food that could have been eaten, it would have the same environmental impact as taking 1 in 5 cars off UK roads.

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