Environment News

Published: 26 March 2021

We are very pleased to announce that, as part of their environmental strategy, West Berkshire Council will be installing two electric vehicle charge points at Station Road car park. These will be in place by the end of June.

In addition, WBC are trialling a new recycling bank at Padworth Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC) to increase the collection of plastic pots, tubs and trays. Residents will be able to recycle a wider range of plastics, including: yoghurt pots, margarine/butter tubs, biscuit trays, chocolate/sweet tubs, ice cream tubs, fruit punnets, meat trays and cosmetic pots. (Residents will need to book an appointment online as usual before visiting the sites and carry their HWRC permit.)

The plastic recycling banks will initially be installed on a trial basis to help WBC assess how well the public engage with this scheme as well as its suitability going forward. Onsite webcams will give residents the opportunity to have a look at real-time site conditions before they set off to visit.