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Proposals relating to Hampshire Household Waste and Recycling Centres (HWRCs)

Proposals relating to Hampshire Household Waste and Recycling Centres (HWRCs)
Hampshire County Council are proposing to reduce the amount of money they spend on the HWRC network.
They are proposing a range of options that would allow them to operate within a reduced budget, whilst continuing to provide a sustainable, cost-effective and fit for purpose HWRC service for the residents of Hampshire in the context of ongoing budget pressures.
These options are:
• introducing charging for discretionary services
• implementing alternative delivery models
• changes to the types of waste accepted at HWRCs
• reducing the opening days and/or hours of HWRCs
• reducing the number of existing sites
It is recognised that in isolation most of these options would not deliver £1.2 million in annual savings needed, so a combination of these would be required As the largest savings can be made through closing HWRCs, this proposal is likely to feature in any recommendations.
Feedback to this consultation will inform their view about what is the optimum operating model that would offer the best value for money as they move towards legal minimum service levels, while also making the service more financially sustainable.
For more information and to submit your view go to https://www.hants.gov.uk/aboutthecouncil/haveyoursay/consultations/future-services-consultation/household-waste-recycling-centres The consultation period ends 11:59pm on 31 March 2024.