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Waste matters – have your say

The County Council is reviewing its household waste recycling centres (HWRCs) and would like your help to plan the future service.

We have been looking at different and innovative options for running the HWRC service, partly as a response to financial pressures and partly to ensure we have a modern, fit for purpose, and efficient service for the future.

The consultation is an opportunity for people to have their say on potential changes to the service.

Six options have been identified to help reduce the cost to the Council Taxpayer. The options are:

  • Reviewing the number, location and usage of HWRCs, and their suitability to effectively meet the needs of communities now and in the future

  • Introducing measures to reduce the amount of trade waste wrongfully disposed of at sites

  • Accepting waste and recyclable material from small businesses for a fee

  • Recovering the cost of disposing of DIY waste such as soil and rubble, plasterboard and asbestos, through charging. This type of waste is not classified as household waste, and is expensive to dispose of

  • Reviewing our site opening times to reduce site management costs

  • Working with charities or communities to increase reuse of furniture and other items to further reduce the amount we send to landfill.

Tell us your views online, alternatively, paper copies of the consultation are available from district council offices and Hampshire libraries. You can also email hwrc.consultation@hants.gov.uk, or call us on 0845 603 5634 to receive a paper copy. The consultation ends on 22 August 2014.