Rubbish and Recycling Collections

Source: Rubbish and Recycling, Wokingham Borough Council Connect, 29th March 2023


Starting from late summer or early autumn next year (2024), you will have your general rubbish collected one week and recycling the next. Your food waste will continue to be collected every week.


You will receive a wheeled bin to replace the current blue plastic bags for storing and putting out your general rubbish.




Residents living in flats or properties with narrow access will be excluded from the changes.


Exceptions will be made for those with genuine concerns about the changes, like large families with children. The details of the changes will be considered and shared with residents before roll out. 


Financial and environmental benefits


The findings of the WRAP (Waste and Resources Action Programme) report show that fortnightly rubbish and recycling collections alongside weekly food waste collections can help increase the borough’s recycling rate from the current 54 per cent to 64 per cent and save Wokingham Borough Council £500,000 in the 2024/25 financial year and £1 million per year after that.


Bin collections continue on bank holidays


Rubbish and recycling collections will continue on the Good Friday (7 April) and Easter Monday (10 April) bank holidays.


The crews will start earlier at 5.30am on both days, an hour earlier than usual. Please be sure to put out your waste the night before to avoid being missed.