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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- 27 February 2014
Want to save cash on food? It's in the pan...
Visitors to Newbury Farmers Market on Sunday 2 March between 9am - 1pm can learn how to save up to £50 off their monthly food shopping bill by making the most of the food they have and make delicious sweet and savoury pancakes this Pancake Day.
- 11 December 2013
Love Food, Hate Waste this Christmas
The West Berkshire Council and Veolia Environmental Services Waste Minimisation team will be attending Farmers Markets in Newbury and Hungerford this month in support of the national campaign ‘Love Food, Hate Waste’ the Waste and to encourage residents to save money and reduce their food waste this Christmas.
- 17 September 2013
A Special Delivery For Tristan
Three-year old Tristan Hawley got special delivery from his friends the bin men on Wednesday, who made a stop at his house to give him a birthday card. Tristan waits to see the bin crews visit every week, but this time they delivered a card featuring a bin lorry driven by Tristan.
Does your paper box get wet in the rain, making it particularly heavy to carry? Does your paper tend to blow away? Follow our Smart Stacking tips to solve these common problems!
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.