Bracknell Forest, Reading and Wokingham Borough Councils agreed in 1999 to work together to develop long-term facilities to manage and dispose of the areas waste. They formed a partnership called re3.
Their current objectives and plans are set out in the re3 Joint Municipal Waste Management Strategy, which was signed in 2008.
FCC Environment joined the partnership in 2006. They signed a Private Finance Initiative contract with the councils, worth £610 million, to provide new waste management facilities and work with re3 to minimise waste.
The partnership received a PFI grant from the Government, which totalled £37 million. As this is paid as an annual grant over the course of 25 years, this will equate to £74m by the end of the contract term.
re3 will help the three councils to meet or exceed Government targets for waste reduction and recycling including:
- Reducing the amount of BMW landfilled to 50% of that produced in 1995 by 2013
- Recovering value from 67% of municipal waste by 2015
- Recycling or composting at least 45% of household waste by 2015
By the end of the PFI contract in 2031, the re3 partnership expects to recycle or compost more than 50% of its waste and obtain value from 74% of it.
Click on the factsheets below to find out about the different ways waste is recycled and processed.
Kerbside Waste - click here
Kerbside Recycling - click here
Household Waste Recycling Centres - click here
Materials Recycling Facility - click here
Energy From Waste - click here
Landfill - click here
re3 does not replace the three Council's existing kerbside refuse collection and recycling services, therefore residents should continue to use these. Residents can also use the two new re3 Household Waste Recycling Centres in Reading and Bracknell to recycle and dispose of many other different types of household waste.