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Recycling centre - the tip

Before visiting Longshot Lane or Smallmead it is important that you visit re3's website for more information about the sites, including opening times.

You should also check what you can recycle.

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.

Every household in these areas was posted a residents’ permit for use at the re3 recycling centres in summer 2016.

It's no longer necessary to have a residents’ permit to visit a re3 recycling centre if you live in the re3 area. Simply show ID and proof of address. Accepted proofs include a photocard driving licence, council tax or bank statement or credit card bill. Council tax statements, credit card bills and bank statements should be no more than 4 months old.

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.

Charity waste

For information on charity waste disposal at Longshot Lane please see the charity waste information on the re3 website.

Hazardous waste

For information on hazardous waste disposal, such as asbestos and household chemicals go to the hazardous waste section of the re3 website.

Our policy on other types of waste

The Waste Acceptance Policy on the re3 website outlines limits on certain types of waste that can be taken to the re3 Recycling Centres. These limits are designed to prevent businesses bringing waste to the centres.

Policy on different types of waste.



Fridges and freezers

Any domestic fridge or freezer, up to the maximum size of an American style upright fridge can be brought to site


Up to 5 litres of paint

Engine Oil

Maximum of 5 litres

Animal and pet waste

Maximum of 2 bags from domestic animals only, waste from livestock and stabling is not accepted

Hazardous household waste

Up to 2 litres of chemicals

Fluorescent tubes and light bulbs

Maximum of 10 tubes or bulbs


Maximum of 4 car tyres

Fire extinguishers

Maximum of 2 per household (domestic size only)


Longshot Lane

Longshot Lane
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Island Road