Proposed Changes to Waste Collections

Wokingham Borough Council are looking at making changes to the way in which residents’ rubbish and recycling is collected.


Source: Rubbish and Recycling, Wokingham Borough Connect 15th March 2023


“We’re changing the way your rubbish and recycling is collected to drive up the borough’s recycling rate by 10 per cent and save more than £1 million per year within two years.


The proposed changes will be discussed by our decision making executive at its meeting on 21 March. They include:


  • Moving general rubbish and recycling collections from weekly to alternate weekly, meaning general rubbish will be collected one week and recycling will be collected the next
  • Introducing wheeled bins for general rubbish, instead of the current plastic bags

Food waste collections would continue to be weekly, and the subscription garden waste collection service fortnightly.


These changes, if approved, would help us meet the government’s new recycling target for local authorities and our own climate emergency goal, while the savings would enable us to protect our vital services and help our residents during this tough time.


If approved, alternate weekly collections would start in late summer 2024 and delivery of wheeled bins to residents would be before then. Flats and properties with narrow access are excluded from the changes.”