RE3 IS A WASTE MANAGEMENT PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN THREE COUNCILS – BRACKNELL FOREST, READING AND WOKINGHAM BOROUGH COUNCILS, WHO ARE WORKING TOGETHER WITH FCC ENVIRONMENT TO PROVIDE RESIDENTS WITH EFFICIENT AND COST-EFFECTIVE RECYCLING AND WASTE MANAGEMENT FACILITIES.
re3 is responsible for arranging the disposal of household waste collected across Bracknell Forest, Reading and Wokingham Boroughs. This includes recyclable waste and general waste collected at the kerbside, at the two Recycling Centres, glass banks and street cleaning.
The partnership was established in 1999 under a joint working agreement approved by each of the three councils. Since 2006, the partnership has been working with FCC Environment, a private contractor. On re3 Council’s behalf, FCC Environment manages and provides first-class facilities for recycling and managing your waste. This includes management of our state of the art Material Recycling Facility in Reading, two Recycling Centres and Transfer Stations as well as facilitating waste treatment services through energy recovery facilities, green waste composting sites and landfill.
Our strategy and aims
The way waste is treated and disposed of has changed a great deal in recent years and our vision is to provide residents with a high performing service that benefits the whole re3 community. Our principal objectives are to reduce the net cost of waste and to recycle or reuse 50% by 2020.
To achieve our aims, we follow the principles of the waste hierarchy by trying to ensure waste is not produced in the first place, and where waste is unavoidable, we then maximise material reuse, recycling and composting. We work with local organisations that promote similar principals and organise initiatives and campaigns to help households across Bracknell Forest, Reading and Wokingham reduce their waste and reuse and recycle as much as possible.
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.