Rigid plastics can now be recycled at the re3 household waste recycling centres.
Items this includes are plastic buckets, crates, bins, storage boxes, garden furniture, pipes, toys and plastic plant pots. As long as it’s not contaminated, you’ll be able to take it to Longshot Lane in Bracknell or Smallmead in Reading and it will go on to be recycled.
It’s estimated more than 700 tonnes of rigid plastic are currently landfilled by residents of Wokingham Borough, Reading and Bracknell Forest each year.
For each 100 tonnes recycled instead of going to landfill it can avoid 250,000kg CO2 emissions, so the new service will benefit the environment. All the material will go back into producing raw materials for plastics for use in construction, furniture, other household items and the automotive industry within the UK and EU.
Initially this is a six month trial but if it’s a success it’ll be introduced permanently. Read more on the re3 website. You can see how the process works via this YouTube video