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.
Residents in West Berkshire are now able to recycle a much wider range of waste from the kerbside.
HWRCs offer a collection point for recyclable materials in accessible locations.
Our IWMF is designed to significantly improve recycling and composting rates.
What happens to waste?
Watch our video to find out about what happens behind the scenes at the Padworth waste management facility operated by Veolia.
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- 01 May 2013
May Bank Holiday Collection Changes for Waste and Recycling
Residents in West Berkshire are being reminded that their rubbish and recycling will be collected one day later than usual from Monday 6 to Saturday 11 May due to the bank holiday.
- 09 April 2013
When It Comes To Nappies The Smart Money Is On Real!
In celebration of National Real Nappy Week 2013 (15th – 21st April) West Berkshire Council and their recycling and waste contractors Veolia Environmental Services are launching a new £30 cashback scheme for families that spend £60 or more on real nappies. The Real Nappy Campaign in West Berkshire aims to raise awareness about how using real nappies can save money, as well as protecting the environment by reducing waste.
- 25 March 2013
Recycling Centre Summer Opening Hours
Residents are being reminded that from the 1 April 2013, the Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC) on Newtown Road, Newbury is open for an additional two hours in the evening to match the longer daylight hours during the spring and summer months.
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
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.
Real nappies: the facts!
Learn more about the many benefits using real nappies can have and for information on our free Nappuccino events held at the Nature Discovery Centre, Thatcham.