New recycling items can now be collected in Reading

re3, the waste management partnership for Bracknell Forest, Reading and Wokingham Borough Councils has announced enhancements to the recycling collection service for its residents.

Household plastic pots, tubs, trays, clean foil, foil trays and food or drink cartons are now being accepted as part of the kerbside recycling collections across the re3 area. It means that items such as fruit or vegetable punnets, ready meal trays (as long as they are not black), yoghurt pots, margarine tubs, cosmetic pots, foil trays used in takeaways and juice cartons can be placed in your red recycling bin or box. The council will continue to collect paper, cardboard, tins, cans, plastic bottles and aerosols as before.

A leaflet showing the new items, an explanatory letter and additional information about the importance of recycling will been sent to all residents in the area. More information on recycling, including the list of all items that can be recycled can be found on

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