RESIDENTS will be pleased to know that they can get rid of their household waste and recycling next week.

The re3 recycling centres on Longshot Lane, Bracknell and Smallmead Island Road, Reading will reopen on Monday, May 18 with a booking system in place.

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Both sites have been temporarily closed due to the coronavirus outbreak but residents in Bracknell and Reading are now able to get rid of their household waste.

However, you are only able to go to the dump through its online booking system 'Click and Tip', which will open on Friday, May 15 at 10am.

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People living in Bracknell, Wokingham and Reading will be able to book a time slot via a form on the websites provided below.

Re3 has said booking will be available for slots from 8am to 6pm, Monday to Sunday and residents can book up to seven days in advance.

The sites are working at half the capacity so there are a limited number of booking slots available.

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Social distancing will also be put in place with all visitors required to keep the appropriate distance from each other, at least 2m apart.

Residents also will have to display their proof of address through closed windows in their car and use contactless payments for transactions if possible.

Cllr Mrs Dorothy Hayes MBE, Bracknell Forest Council’s executive member for environment and chairman of the re3 joint waste disposal board, said: “The wellbeing of our residents and staff is our priority and we have been working hard to ensure that re-opening of recycling centres can be done in a responsible and safe manner during these unprecedented times.

"I am certain that the reopening of our recycling centres will be welcomed as we understand the difficulties people have faced managing their waste at this time, but residents need to realise that it is open at limited capacity and for pre-booked visitors only. We are expecting very high demand for appointments so we are asking residents to be patient and comply with new rules so we can safely deliver this crucial service.”

To make a booking, visit:

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West Berkshire Council’s Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRCs) are also set to reopen from Thursday, May 14.

Both recycling centres at Newtown Road in Newbury and Padworth Lane, near Aldermaston, will be reopened.

The recycling centre follows similarar approach with a booking system, which goes live today and residents need to book their appointment here: