Wednesday, 22 July 2009

Much improved Recycle Centre

I visited the improved Bracknell Longshot Lane recycle centre this week. I was quite impressed. There are now more bays, a well ordered drive through system and plenty of recycle waste options. I was able to recycle my water cartridge filters, shoes, Books, cloths and drink cartons.

The staff were also very helpful and the site was very clean. Longshot Lane is open to 8pm during the summer weeks so I was able to go later on a work day.

Bracknell Reading and Wokingham councils have formed an organisation called RE3 which is a partnership between Bracknell, Reading and Wokingham Borough Councils and the Waste Recycling Group (WRG). The idea behind this setup is to decrease waste and increase recycling and composting with the aim of reducing the amount of waste sent to landfill.

I was very please to see the site working well and fully support efforts made to improve recycling in our borough.

The RE3 annual report can be viewed here
Reading List covered this story back in March
UPDATE: Reading List post about Longshot Lane and RE3

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  1. You’ve been to a different Longshot Lane than me then. I’ve been several times to the “new improved” site and it has the “same old problems", these being that staff are more interested in sorting through rubbish to see if there is anything worth having rather than managing the traffic and cars wanting to exit being blocked by those queuing to dump waste at the top end General Waste section causing the whole place to become gridlocked because staff are not managing the traffic.

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