An update from West Berks on Garden Waste collections over the period, including christmas tree collections

We are emailing you to let you know important information about your garden waste collections over the Christmas period.
Garden waste collections will not take place for two weeks from Monday 25 December 2023 until Monday 8 January 2024 (resuming on 9 January 2024). This two-week suspension period will free up more drivers and operatives to ensure your  rubbish, recycling and food waste services can continue as scheduled throughout the busy Christmas period and into the New Year.

Up to 3 extra open topped bags of garden waste per subscription will be collected on your first scheduled garden waste collection from 9 January 2024, when the service resumes. We cannot collect from hippo or oversized bags. Please make sure bags are left untied so the crews can easily empty these.

As a subscriber to the garden waste collection service you can get your real Christmas tree collected. Please put it out with your recycling for collection between 9 January 2024 until 2 February 2024. Trees over 4ft must be cut in half. Please remove all lights, decorations and pots.

For more information about Christmas waste and recycling please visit:

Yours faithfully,
Waste Management Team
West Berkshire Council