THE clock is counting down for residents to have their say on the future of Warwickshire’s nine Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRCs).
The four week public consultation which is gathering views on the proposed changes to opening times and policies at the sites ends on August 14.
Cllr Helen Walton, Warwickshire County Council’s spokesperson on waste management, said: “We have looked at new and innovative way of delivering this service by combining the private sector, the voluntary sector and Warwickshire County Council direct services.
“It is important for Warwickshire residents to give us their views on the future of their local Household Waste Recycling Centres by visiting our website to and completing the survey.”
The proposal is for eight of Warwickshire County Council’s nine Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRCs) to remain open seven days a week. The other site at Stockton, near Southam, would become one of Britain’s first recycling centres run by the voluntary sector along with Wellesbourne. Stockton is currently only open three days a week.
Under the new proposals, the sites weekday opening will be reduced to six hours a day. Tighter restriction will be placed on waste which has not be sorted for recycling in order to increase recycling rates and reduce the amount of waste sent to landfill.
The consultation seeks views on the intended opening times and new policies, the site reuse shops, and ways to communicate any changes which are implemented. Residents can fill in the survey on the county council’s internet site at www.warwickshire.gov.uk/hwrcconsultation or get paper copies by calling 01926 418064.