Welcome to re3

re3 is the Partnership between Bracknell Forest, Reading and Wokingham Borough Councils and FCC Environment set up to increase the amount of waste that is reused, recycled and composted across the three boroughs and to minimise the amount of waste sent to landfill.

The Councils and FCC Environment are working together to provide local residents and business with first-class facilities for recycling and disposing of waste until 2031.

In 2015/16 the re3 partnership managed 196,659 tonnes of contract waste.

During the same period the recovery rate was 78.23%.

To find out more about how the re3 partnership has managed your waste over the last year, please view our Annual Environmental Report.


Contact Us

Please call 0800 988 3023 to get in touch during normal office hours.

Make Reducing Food Waste Your New Year's Resolution

Love Food Hate Waste has found that binning unused food costs the average UK household £470 a year, rising to £700 for a family with children, the equivalent of around £60 a month.

To help address the problem at its source, re3 and Love Food Hate Waste are running a series of training sessions throughout Bracknell Forest, Reading and Wokingham to help people get the most out of their food and share food waste reduction tips with their friends and family.

The first of these take place at the Open Learning Centre, Bracknell, on Thursday 26th January 9.30am – 12.30pm, in Wokingham at the Rainbow Park Community Centre, Winnersh, on Saturday 28th January, 9.30am – 12.30pm and at the Amersham Road Youth and Community Centre, Caversham on Wednesday 8th February, 10am - 1pm. 

The free sessions are open to re3 area residents and are designed to provide easy, practical tips and advice on how to freeze food, use leftovers, plan meals and - especially apt at this time of year - control portion size.  In return, attendees will be asked to share what they have learnt within their own communities.

To book your free place at the Bracknell session, please click here.  For Wokingham, please click here.  For Reading, please click here.

If your community group is interested in hosting a session please contact re3 on 0118 937 3460,, or via Facebook or Twitter @re3recycling.

Complete our food waste reduction survey for a chance to win a toaster

re3 wants to support residents to make their food go further. By completing a short, simple survey re3 area residents can tell us how they’d like us to help.

The survey is open to everyone in the Bracknell Forest, Reading and Wokingham areas. Please provide your email address if you’d like to be entered into a free prize draw for a toaster.

The survey can be found here

Changes at re3 recycling centres from 30th September

Charges for some non-household waste

re3 recycling centres charge for the disposal of the following types of non-household waste: soil and rubble, asbestos, plasterboard and gas bottles.  Household waste is still accepted free of charge.  Click here to read more.

Commercial and commercial-type vehicle permits

re3 area residents now need a permit for every visit to a re3 recycling centre in a commercial or commercial-type vehicle.  It is free to apply for a permit, and should be done online through a link on your local council website.

More information on the commercial and commercial type vehicle permit scheme is available here

A list of non-household waste charges and commercial and commercial-type vehicle permit guidelines are available in our Waste Acceptance Policy.

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