Recycling and rubbish news archive
- Improved bulky waste collection service launched
Getting rid of large white goods for residents in Wokingham borough just became much easier thanks to the council's improved large unwanted items collection service.
16 March 2020
- Are you a litter picking hero?
Come and join the 22 groups so far signed up for our 12th borough community litter pick, on 28 and 29 March.
Last year, 25 groups collected more than 30 tonnes of rubbish. People of all ages take...
11 March 2020
- Youth climate conference speakers announced
Wokingham Borough Council is delighted to reveal the guest speakers for its inaugural youth climate conference on March 30. Students aged 16 and older from schools across the borough will be invited...
04 March 2020
- Opt in for garden waste renewals now
Green fingered residents will be keen to know garden waste opt in applications for 2020-21 is now open. The annual fee for a 240-litre brown wheeled bins will remain at £60 to ensure garden waste can...
04 March 2020
- Adopt a street near you
Does litter annoy you, especially where you live? You could join those residents already taking action. We spoke to Winnersh co-ordinator, David Baker, to find out more.
29 January 2020
- Your blue bags are coming
More than five million blue waste bags will be out for delivery from Wokingham Borough Council next week. They will be distributed to all houses in the borough over the next five weeks, with each...
27 January 2020
- Join the annual community litter pick
Following 2019's successful annual litter pick, our Localities team is now starting to plan 2020's. It is due to take place on the weekend of 28 and 29 March, and is run in conjunction with Keep...
21 January 2020
- Tonnes up as residents reach food waste recycling milestone
More than 100 tonnes of food waste is now being recycled by residents of Wokingham Borough each week. Eight months on from the launch of the landmark scheme 3,343 tonnes of food waste have been...
13 December 2019
- 2019 Festive waste and recycling collections
With Christmas just around the corner, Wokingham Borough Council is reminding residents there will be changes to waste and recycling collections during the festive period. Keep an eye out for the...
06 December 2019
- 'Stamp Out the Damp' campaign launched to keep up impressive recycling record
Wokingham Borough residents have proved themselves first-rate recyclers, but we now face a new challenge that needs everybody's help to meet. Due to global economic changes, recycling plants are no...
02 December 2019
- Council cracks down on illegally dumped waste
Wokingham Borough Council is cracking down on illegal waste dumping and fly tipping by conducting spot checks on businesses. Companies found not to be complying with the law will be given a chance to...
22 October 2019
- Council cuts carbon with LED lights
Wokingham Borough Council is making its schools more environmentally friendly, one building at a time through a variety of energy saving programmes. First up, lighting.
08 October 2019
- Help Wokingham Borough Council achieve carbon neutrality
Do you have any ideas to help Wokingham Borough Council save the world? Wokingham Borough Council is asking residents for their ideas on reducing the council's carbon footprint in a survey that...
25 September 2019
- Wokingham Borough Council declares climate emergency
Wokingham Borough Council took its first step towards becoming carbon neutral as it declared a climate emergency at yesterday evening's [18 July] full council meeting.
19 July 2019
- Cut your engine and cut air pollution on Clean Air Day 20 June 2019
Thursday 20 June is Clean Air Day and the Public Protection Partnership (PPP), which delivers Environmental Health, Licensing and Trading Standards services across Wokingham Borough, Bracknell...
19 June 2019
- Wokingham borough residents double donations to re3
re3 is pleased to report a significant spark in the popularity of the Reuse Scheme available to residents of Bracknell Forest, Reading and Wokingham Boroughs. Only last year, the volume of goods...
11 June 2019
- Wokingham residents recycle 383 tonnes of food waste
Wokingham Borough Council's first month of food waste recycling has been a huge success, with residents collecting a staggering 383 tonnes of leftover food. That's the equivalent weight of more than...
28 May 2019
- More than 66 tonnnes of food waste collected in first week
Last week Wokingham Borough residents experienced the first collection of their food waste as part of the council's initiative to increase our recycling rates. In the first week of the scheme, some...
09 April 2019
- Food waste collections start next week
Wokingham Borough residents will be joining the fight to improve our carbon footprint as food waste collections start next week.
27 March 2019
- Chance to join neighbours on annual litter pick
Community-minded residents will be out and about across Wokingham Borough on March 23 and 24 to take part in the Annual Community Litter Pick.
20 March 2019