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.

Would you like the chance to win up to £1000 for your school, local charity or community group?

Help to recycle more glass and jars at re3 bring banks and your group will be entered into a prize draw.

There’s individual group prizes of up to £1000 to be won, with 5 winners for each of the re3 council areas – Bracknell Forest, Reading and Wokingham. Entering is easy, simply fill out the short application form here.

In return, we’ll ask your group to make a commitment to glass recycling and to keep up the good work during the 12 months of the campaign that starts in October 2017.

More information available here.

Get the most out of your food with help from re3 and Love Food Hate Waste

The average family could save up to £700 a year if they stopped throwing away food.

Sign up for a free, fun and informative Love Food Hate Waste training session on how to make the most of your food and save money.

We'll help you with simple ideas on what to buy, how to cook and store food, and what to do with leftovers.  In return, we'd like you to share what you've learnt with family and friends.

More information on our Love Food Hate Waste page.

What you need to know before your visit to a re3 recycling centre

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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