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  • Virtual youth climate conference next week Climate conference collage 664x440.jpgThe inaugural Wokingham Youth Climate Conference will take place next week, with the event adapted to run online. It had been planned for March this year but was postponed due to COVID-19. 08 October 2020
  • Council encourages drivers to switch off their engines on Clean Air Day exhaust.jpgWokingham Borough Council has today launched a design competition to encourage drivers across the borough to switch off their engines when stationary 08 October 2020
  • Council approves waterproof recycling bags to solve wet paper problem WBC Reycling Bag_038.jpgProposals to replace the existing black recycling boxes with waterproof recycling bags in Wokingham Borough was given the go ahead at a special meeting of the councils Executive committee last week 18 September 2020
  • Green home grants now available to local residents energy efficient.jpegWokingham Borough Council is encouraging homeowners and landlords to apply for a government green homes grant towards the cost of installing energy efficient and low-carbon heating improvements 10 September 2020
  • Council to consider proposals to replace black recycling boxes Hessian sack example 664x440.jpgProposals to replace the existing black recycling boxes with waterproof recycling bags in Wokingham Borough will be considered at a special meeting of the council's Executive committee on 11... 03 September 2020
  • Waterproof recycling bags supported Hessian sack example 664x440.jpgProposals to replace black boxes with waterproof bags for recycling in Wokingham Borough have taken the next step. The council's overview and scrutiny committee upheld the decision of the executive... 28 August 2020
  • Update on waterproof recycling bags Hessian sack example 664x440.jpgPlans for waterproof recycling bags for Wokingham borough will be reviewed next week. The council's overview and scrutiny committee will assess the plans to replace the black boxes currently used as... 20 August 2020
  • Council works in partnership with re3 to give unwanted bikes a new home WBC RE3 Bikes07 web.jpgWokingham Borough Council has given the term recycling a whole new meaning with the launch of its initiative to give a new lease of life to bikes that have been left at its recycling centres by... 12 August 2020
  • Potential change to recycling collections to keep paper and card dry Hessian sack example 664x440.jpgWokingham Borough Council is considering bringing in weighted, water-proof sacks for its kerbside recycling collection to help keep paper and card dry. Changes in the world market for recycled... 28 July 2020
  • Council announces its commitment to reducing single use plastics reusable plastic.jpgWokingham Borough Council has announced it is committed to drastically reducing the amount of single use plastics consumed across the borough as part of its goal to become carbon neutral by 2030 28 July 2020
  • Council takes next step to becoming carbon neutral by 2030 solar panel.jpgWokingham Borough Council has approved the annual report for its climate emergency action plan which sets out ambitious targets and detailed actions for Wokingham Borough to become carbon neutral by... 24 July 2020
  • Council calls for all airport expansions to be carbon neutral airport web.jpgThe council has announced that it will not support the expansion of any airport unless it can be proven to be carbon neutral 14 July 2020
  • Strong start to new street cleansing contract Earley clean up1 664x440.jpg Paths and pavements across the Wokingham Borough are getting back to their best following the start of a new street cleansing contract. Residents and neighbourhood groups in Lower Earley have... 02 July 2020
  • Council approves strategy to tackle fly-tipping ft.pngWokingham Borough Council have approved a strategy aimed at tackling the growing problem with fly-tipping 27 April 2020
  • Improved bulky waste collection service launched Bulky waste 664x440.jpgGetting 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? WBC Litter Pick15.pngCome 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 Climate conference collage 664x440.jpgWokingham 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 Garden waste 664x440.jpgGreen 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 WBC Adopt a Street13.jpgDoes 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 WBC Food Waste_042 664x440.jpgMore 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
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