Commercial or commercial-type vehicles
Residents from Bracknell Forest, Reading and Wokingham who visit a re3 recycling centre in a commercial or commercial-type vehicle (this includes vans, pick ups and vehicles with trailers) have to apply for a free permit. This can be done on the same day as the visit. A full list of the vehicles requiring a permit is available in re3's guidance on understanding commercial vehicle permits.
The issuing of permits for commercial and commercial-type vehicles will help make sure that residents and firms that follow waste disposal regulations do not have to pay for traders that try to dump trade waste for free at re3 recycling centres.
Charges for some non-household waste - all vehicles
All vehicles will be checked on arrival at the re3 recycling centre and the following non-household waste items will now incur a charge:
soil and rubble
Charges have been calculated to cover the cost of disposing of these items and are non-profit making. Payment can be made on site by pre-paid, debit or credit card only. A list of charges is available in re3’s non-household waste charges.
Residents can still dispose of all other household waste free of charge at the re3 recycling centres.
Recycling centre residents’ permits
Only people paying their council tax to Bracknell Forest, Reading and Wokingham can dispose of household waste and recycling at Longshot Lane and Smallmead.
It is easy to access a re3 recycling centre if you live in the re3 area. Simply show ID and proof of address. Accepted proofs include a driving licence, utility bill, council tax or bank statement or credit card bill. Council tax statements, credit card bills, bank statements and utility bills should be no more than 4 months old. Re3 residents' permits are no longer acceptable as valid proof of address.
If you are a Bracknell Forest resident and have an e+ card the word ‘resident’ should be printed below the picture. You can use this. You can also use a photocard bus pass, valid blue badge or resident’ parking permit. These must be issued by Bracknell Forest, Reading or Wokingham Council.
Please note that the documentation used to prove residency in the re3 area must match you and your vehicle and be within its expiry date, where applicable. For example the vehicle registration number shown on a parking permit would need to match the registration number of the vehicle you use to visit the recycling centre.