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Reading May Bank Holiday Waste Collection Changes

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With three Bank Holidays in May, Reading Borough Council is eager to remind residents to expect waste collection date changes during the month and to advise residents when they should look to put their bins out.

Monday 1 May, Monday 8 May and Monday 29 May are all Bank Holidays, and all will have a knock-on effect as residents’ waste and recycling collections will take place one day later than the normal collection day in each of these weeks. Final collections for each of these weeks will take place on the Saturday to ensure all collections are caught up by the end of the week.

We are confident that our plans will be able to cope with the unusually high number of bank holidays in May, however if your bin has not been picked up on the revised date for any reason, then please do report it at

Reading May Bank Holiday Waste Collection

The full list of changes are detailed below, and residents can check their collection days for those weeks and any others in the next month by visiting

The changes apply to all waste and recycling collections including food recycling collections. This also includes garden waste, for which residents are reminded they can sign up to fortnightly collections for less than £1.25 per week by going to, or calling the Council on 01189 373787.

Week commencing Monday 1 May

Scheduled collection day      New collection day

Monday 1 May                       Tuesday 2 May

Tuesday 2 May                      Wednesday 3 May

Wednesday 3 May                 Thursday 4 May

Thursday 4 May                     Friday 5 May

Friday 5 May                          Saturday 6 May

Week commencing Monday 8 May

Scheduled collection day       New collection day

Monday 8 May                        Tuesday 9 May

Tuesday 9 May                       Wednesday 10 May

Wednesday 10 May                Thursday 11 May

Thursday 11 May                    Friday 12 May

Friday 12 May                         Saturday 13 May

Week commencing Monday 29 May

Scheduled collection day        New collection day

Monday 29 May                      Tuesday 30 May

Tuesday 30 May                     Wednesday 31 May

Wednesday 31 May                Thursday 1 June

Thursday 1 June                     Friday 2 June

Friday 2 June                          Saturday 3 June

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