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Address, Opening & Access times

Full details on how to access both Smallmead and Longshot Lane Household Waste Recycling Centres are noted below.

Site Addresses:

Reading - Smallmead Household Waste Recycling Centre, Island Road, Reading, RG2 0RP.

Bracknell - Longshot Lane Household Waste Recycling Centre, Longshot Lane, Bracknell, RG12 1RL

Opening Times:

  • 08:00 - 20:00 from 1st April till 30th September
  • 08:00 - 18:00 from 1st October till 31st March

Closed Christmas Day

There is a height barrier (1.95m) in place at both sites so please check the height of your vehicle before your visit.

If your vehicle is taller than 1.95m (6ft 4in) you will be permitted on site 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. If you do not have access to either of these, a Drivers Licence is accepted.

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

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

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

Please be advised that double axle trailers (including twin axle horse boxes/trailers) are not permitted on site.

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.

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.

WEBCAM

Want to know if know if there are any queues at the HWRC before you leave?

Users of Longshot Lane can now view a live webcam feed showing the entrance road to site which could make planning your visit to site easier.  

Just click here or use the "View Longshot Lane" button at the top right of the page.

If you're having problems viewing the live feed you may need to amend your firewall settings and basic instructions on how to do this can be accessed by clicking the link at the bottom of the page.