Recycling and rubbish news archive
- Potential change to recycling collections to keep paper and card dry
Wokingham 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
Wokingham 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
Wokingham 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
The 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
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
Wokingham Borough Council have approved a strategy aimed at tackling the growing problem with fly-tipping
27 April 2020
- 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