Smallmead HWRC
Smallmead HWRC
Smallmead & Longshot HWRC's
Smallmead HWRC
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Smallmead and Longshot Lane Household Waste Recycling Centres

Both Smallmead and Longshot Lane Household Waste Recycling Centres are open to residents of Bracknell Forest, Reading and Wokingham Borough Councils.

Opening Times:

08:00 — 20:00 — 1 April — 30 September

08:00 — 18:00 — 1 October — 31 March

Closed Christmas Day

There is a height barrier (1.95m) in place at both facilities — please check the height of your vehicle before you attend site.

If your vehicle is taller than 1.95m (6ft 4in) you will permitted onsite between the hours of 2pm and 4pm Monday to Saturday only. You must ensure you arrive with identification for proof of waste origin in the form of a council tax bill or major utilities bill.

There will be no access for vehicles over 1.95m in height on Sundays or any Bank Holiday.

To ensure all those who wish to access the site are able to do so, we advise that multiple trips are not permitted.

Vehicles weighing more than 3.5 tonnes gross (which is the weight ofyour vehicle including your waste and any passengers) are not accepted on site.

Single axle trailers may access site 7 days a week during normal opening hours.

Why are double axle trailers (includinghorse boxes) no longer permitted on site?

Two points were key in the decision - capacity and safety.

By only allowing access to single axle trailers which are more frequently used for domestic purposes and generally have a lower maximum legal payload capacity, we are ensuring we do not contravene the limits set out in our Waste Acceptance Policy.

The ability to maintain a safe and efficient Recycling Centre for the benefit of the population is better met by this ruling than if it were not in place.

If you require assistance - please ask. Staff are here to assist you.All members of staff have been trained in manual handling techniques and have been instructed to only lift items of weight and dimension that do not put their health and safety at risk.

Therefore staff may not be able to assist unload large or awkward items.

We hope you appreciate and support our efforts to ensure that the health and safety of our staff, who are serving your local community, is protected.

For local maps of how to get to either Longshot Lane or Smallmead please view the download below. Sat Nav users can use the following postcodes:

Smallmead, Reading - RG2 0RP

Longshot Lane, Bracknell - RG12 1RL

There is no pedestrian access onsite and children under the age of 16 are required to stay in your vehicle for Health and Safety reasons at all times.

In addition, please ensure you wear appropriate footwear and gloves when handling your waste on site.