New Weekly Kerb Side Food Waste Recycling

West Berkshire


New Separate Weekly Food Waste Collection Service

We are writing to inform you of the new separate weekly food waste collection service that we are rolling out to all households across the district. For households with individual bins (kerbside collection), collections will start the week commencing 31 October 2022. For residents who have shared bins collected from a bin store the service starts week commencing 28 November 2022.

The collection will be weekly on the same day as recycling and rubbish collections making it the most frequently collected bin.

We have already begun delivering the containers to residents, comprising of an inside (grey) and outside (green) food waste caddy along with a roll of compostable liners and an instruction leaflet. Deliveries for properties who receive a kerbside collection are continuing until 28 October 2022, while properties who have shared bins will receive their containers by the 25 November 2022. Please note properties who share bins will not receive an outside (green) caddy, but will receive a purple bin to share with neighbours.

Please feel free to view our YouTube video on how to use the new service, we also attach the instruction leaflet which residents will receive with their caddies.

We would encourage all residents to use this service as recent analysis has shown that black bins for general waste are on average made up of 25%+ of food waste.

For more information and frequently asked questions about the service please visit:

Please find attached a poster promoting this service which you could include in a newsletter or parish board if you wanted to. If you have any questions or queries please reply to this email on

Best Wishes,

Waste Management Team

West Berkshire Council

Click below for the Poster and Leaflet 



Environment Department Waste Management West Berkshire Council Market Street Newbury RG14 5LD