Household Recycling Centres

Smallmead and Longshot Lane HWRC

Smallmead and Longshot Lane Household Waste Recycling Centres are open to residents of Bracknell Forest, Reading and Wokingham Borough Councils.

Opening Times

April 1st to September 30th

08:00 - 20:00, 7 days a week

October 1st to March 31st

08:00 - 18:00, 7 days a week

Please note, both sites close at 4pm on Christmas Eve and are closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day.


If you require assistance, please ask, as there are staff on site to assist.

All members of staff have been trained in manual handling techniques and have been instructed to only lift items of weight and dimension that do not put their health and safety at risk. Therefore, staff may not be able to assist unload large or awkward items.

We hope that you appreciate and support our efforts to ensure that the health and safety of our staff, who are serving your local community, is protected.

Location and Access

For a local map on how to reach Smallmead and Longshot Lane respectively, please view the links below. Sat Nav users can use the following postcodes:

Smallmead, Reading - RG2 0RP

Longshot Lane, Bracknell - RG12 1RL

There is no pedestrian access on site and children under the age of 16 are required to stay in your vehicle for Health and Safety reasons at all times.

In addition, please ensure you wear appropriate footwear and gloves when handling your waste on site.


Click on the factsheet below to find out about the different ways waste is recycled and processed.

Household Waste Recycling Centre

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