Recycling and Household Waste

All Hampshire residents will be asked their views on how savings can best be made in the running of Hampshire’s Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRCs) in a county-wide consultation due to be announced in the next few weeks, as the council looks to make further savings due to continued reductions in Government funding.

A number of different scenarios around possible changes to the service are being modelled for the consultation, including the possibility of charging for non domestic waste, reducing opening hours and the pattern of sites across the county.

Hampshire’s HWRC service currently costs around £11 million a year to run and county and district councils together spend over £100 million each year dealing with waste – this is more than is spent on maintaining the highways and so it is really important to find ways to reduce these costs.

Dates for the consultation on potential changes to the HWRC service will be confirmed later in the year, when the County Council will be keen to hear from as many people as possible about what they think of the different proposals.