I don’t know about you, but in my house we have been having a bit of a clear out this year. As a result we’ve been recycling a lot more and have also used a few more blue bags than normal. As a result we have run out. Fortunately Wokingham Borough Council has recognised this might be the case for a few households and, even during this currently lockdown, have put in place measures to ensure that we can all get more blue bags if we need them.

A number of locations across the borough are being opened on a temporary basis to ensure residents can get the essential waste and recycling items they need.

The Shute End office in Wokingham, along with Woodley and Lower Earley libraries have been reopened to provide these items only – other services will not be available.

If you need blue bin bags or garden waste sacks you need to purchase them online and then take your receipt with you to collect.

Food waste liners, indoor caddies and outdoor caddies can also be collected, but there’s no need to pre-order as these are free of charge.


Covid-19 safe measures at our Shute End office

Where to get them

No other services will be available at these locations. Remember you need to pay in advance and bring your receipt if you need blue bin bags or garden waste sacks.

Shute End office – Wokingham

Items available: blue bags, garden sacks, food waste liners, food waste caddies (indoor and outdoor)

Days: Tuesday to Thursday

Times: 9.30am to 5pm

Postcode: RG40 1BN

Lower Earley library 

Items available: blue bags, garden sacks, food waste liners, food waste caddies (indoor and outdoor)

Days: Monday, Thursday and Friday

Times: 9.30am to 5pm

Postcode: RG6 5HZ

Woodley library

Items available: blue bags, garden sacks, food waste liners, food waste caddies (indoor and outdoor)

Days: Wednesday to Friday

Times: 9.30am to 5pm (7pm on Thursday)

Postcode: RG5 4JA

Ryeish Green Sports Hub

Items available: blue bags, garden sacks, food waste liners, food waste caddies (indoor and outdoor)

Days: Monday to Friday

Times: 9am to 3pm (term time only)

Postcode: RG7 1ER

Community locations (check opening days and times with business)

Rogers Hardware, Crowthorne (RG45 6QX) – blue bags, caddy liners and garden waste sacks only

Swallowfield Post Office (RG7 1QY) – blue bags and food waste liners only

Please remember to recycle everything you can. Used disposable flask masks should be put in your blue bags to be taken for incineration.

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