Waste and Recycling E-newsletter - Autumn edition

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Here is what is in your "Recycle for Bracknell Forest" Autumn edition.

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  • Latest Incentive Scheme News
  • Good Causes
  • Recycling Week
  • Re3 Recycling vs Climate Change
  • Leftover Recipe - Sunday Roast Pasties
  • Upcoming Events

Latest Incentive Scheme News

Good Causes


Sandhurst Counselling Services received £495.00 as one of the latest causes to benefit from the recycling incentive scheme’s good causes.


Sandhurst Counselling Services is a long-established independent charity offering professional counselling to those suffering mental distress and anguish. They provide one-to-one counselling, free at the point of need. The money raised will help them continue, extend and adapt their services particularly in light of the pandemic and the impact on mental health. 

The three good causes in the next round of funding to receive a share of the £1,000 pot provided by the council and their waste collection contractor SUEZ are:

Friends of Birch Hill

Friends of Birch Hill School are currently fundraising to improve their sensory garden for the children.

2nd Great Hollands Brownies

2nd Great Hollands Brownies would use any funds raised to continue offering local girls the opportunity to build confidence, learn new skills, make friends, and have fun.

Friends of Binfield School

Friends of Binfield School are the PTA organisation for Binfield C of E Primary School. All money raised is used to directly enhance the educational environment of all the children at the School.

These causes will be changing over on 31 October.

Nominate A Good Cause

Do You Know A Good Cause Who Would Benefit From This Scheme ?

Nomination Good Cause

Bracknell Forest-based charities, schools, youth groups and general good causes can benefit from our good causes project run as part of our recycling incentive scheme. 

Every three months, a £1,000 pot provided by Bracknell Forest Council and its waste and recycling contractor Suez is up for grabs, with three good causes receiving a slice based on how many recycling incentive scheme points are donated to them. 

Households who are signed up to the recycling incentive scheme can donate as many of their recycling rewards points they like to the nominated good causes, simply by logging onto their account. If you're not yet a member, find out more about the Bracknell Forest Council recycling rewards scheme.

There are some great rewards on offer, the list of rewards may change at any time, and is often updated. Click here to view the most current list of rewards.

So far, over 80 good causes have benefitted from the scheme with thousands of pounds of funding being distributed throughout the borough since the start of the scheme. Click here to view the winning Good Causes.

If you know of a good cause that would benefit from this scheme, you can find out more and nominate them here.

Recycle Week 2021

Step it Up This Recycle Week 20 - 26 September 

Step It Up

This year’s theme is ‘Step It Up’, encouraging everyone to do their bit to help fight against climate change.

Bracknell Forest Council is proud to ‘Step It Up’ this Recycle Week in the biggest and best Recycle Week ever. Recycle Now and Bracknell Forest Council are asking residents to ‘Step It Up’ in the fight against climate change and take action to protect our environment through even better recycling habits.

Getting Recycling Right

Almost 9 out of 10 of us are already recycling in the UK. But 55% of households still put items in the general rubbish that could be recycled.

Items you might not know you can recycle;

Aerosols. From hairsprays to deodorants, aerosols are widely recycled. Just make sure they are completely empty and detach the lid and pop them in your blue recycling bin.

Shampoo. Detergent, shower gel bottles. Empty and replace the lid to recycle your shampoo, detergent and shower gel bottles. Put the lid back on to prevent any leftover liquid from contaminating the rest of your blue bin contents.

Aluminium foil and trays. Clean household foil and aluminium trays can also be placed in your blue recycling bin, just rinse or wipe off any crumbs or food residue.

These are just a few things you can put in your blue bin but you can recycle lots more, visit our website to find the full list

Re3 Recycling vs Climate Change

Recycling Environmental Calculator

Recycling rates are increasing and residents are doing a fabulous job with their recycling habits but we are not stopping here!

Re3 Recycling vs Climate Change

The environmental impacts of our waste are undeniable. Waste in landfills can create methane gas that is a large contributor to global warming. Incinerating our waste is also troublesome as burning materials produces toxic substances.

However, there is a solution! Recycling saves resources and energy by eliminating the need to extract raw materials resulting in reduction of emissions of greenhouse gases that contribute to global climate change.

Here in Bracknell Forest we can do more to help. Every week recyclable items are unnecessarily thrown away instead of being recycled, wasting both resources and money. All individual actions matter, but together we can play an even stronger part in the fight against climate change!

Re3 have created an online Recycling Environmental Calculator that illustrates the benefits of recycling and its importance in the fight against climate change. Click on the link and enter the number of items in each field to find out how much CO2e is removed from the environment by simply recycling everyday items instead of putting them into the rubbish bins.

If you are ever in doubt, you can download re3cyclopedia app from the App Store and Google Play, search specific items and the app will show you where the items can be recycled.

Leftovers Recipe

Sunday Roast Pasties

Sunday Roast Pasties

This is a neat little dish for being creative with your leftovers. For best results keep your leftover veg in the fridge with your roast until you need them for this recipe.

This recipe is completely versatile and can be adapted to include whatever ingredients you have left from your roast dinner. It will be great to have different pasties with seasonal vegetables throughout the year and they can be eaten hot or cold.


  • 1/2 pack ready roll short crust pastry
  • 100 grams chicken, lamb or pork - cooked and cut into 1/2 inch dice
  • 1/2 cooked carrot
  • 1 cooked roast potato
  • 50 grams cooked swede
  • 10 grams of cooked peas
  • 3 tbsp of leftover gravy
  • 1 egg


  1. Pre heat oven to 180 degrees centigrade
  2. Use a large mixing bowl, take the cooked carrot and crush it between your fingers into the bowl, repeat with the swede and potato and stir in the meat, peas and gravy. Stir evenly mixed.
  3. Take the ready rolled pastry and cut out a circle about 25cm across, firmly pack the filling along the centre line leaving a 2.5cm margin at the edges.
  4. Brush all around the edge of the pastry with the beaten egg. Carefully lift up both sides of the pastry so that they meet at the top, then pinch them together to seal, ensuring there are no gaps.
  5. Place on grease proof lined baking tray. Now brush the entire pastry with the egg wash. Bake for 45 minutes until golden.

To find more tasty leftover recipes visit Love Food Hate Waste

Upcoming Events

Recycling Day

Recycling Day

Bracknell Forest residents can drop off their clothing and small electrical items to recycle and gain 500 recycling incentive scheme points by doing so.

At our last roadshow on 22 May we collected a record breaking 2.3 tonnes of WEEE and 3.3 tonnes of clothing, thank you to all that came along.

When and Where? 

Saturday 25 September 2021 from 9:30am - 12:30pm

John Nike Stadium (athletics track) Car Park

Bracknell Leisure Centre

South Hill Road

RG12 7NN

WEEE Roadshow Map

For more information visit our website or to see how your electricals are recycled watch this video. Don't forget to bring your e+ card with you!

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