RECYCLING glass bottles could win schools, charities or community groups one of 15 £1,000 prizes.

The company that runs Bracknell, Wokingham and Reading’s dumps, re3, is encouraging children and adults across the boroughs to recycle their glass at bottle banks.

This could be by collecting hot drinks jars after a fundraising coffee morning, telling others about the initiative through social media or delivering a school assembly.

In return, groups will be entered into the community fund prize draw. At the end of the campaign in October 2018, prizes will be allocated to 15 schools, charities or community groups in the re3 area – 5 each from Bracknell Forest, Reading and Wokingham.

The more glass recycled through the campaign, the bigger the community fund, up to the value of £15,000 or £1000 per individual prize.

Bracknell Forest’s Executive Member for Environment, Cllr Mrs Dorothy Hayes MBE said: “Glass is a valuable recyclable material that we all use in our everyday lives when we enjoy a bottle of wine, have jam on our toast or cook with a ready-made sauce.

"It can be reused again and again without any loss in quality and is recycled into higher end products after being separated by colour in bring banks.

“I’m very excited about this campaign as it combines recycling, an activity that already benefits the community, with the opportunity for schools, charities and other groups to win up to £1000 for their own projects.”

To register your group’s participation in the campaign and to be eligible for the community fund prize draw, visit