Longer queues: less recycling

Cuts to Recycling Centres set to mean extra pressure at Bar End, warn Lib Dems.

Conservative councillors have voted to cut spending on Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRCs) by £2.7 million over the next three years after Conservative MPs voted to dramatically cut central funding to local councils.

Martin and the other Lib Dem County Councillors strongly opposed the Conservatives’ plans as a false economy.

The Conservative proposals mean that several of the County Council’s 24 recycling centres are likely to close - while others will have reduced opening hours – via shortened days or full day closures.  It could mean as few as one recycling centre per district. Even if Winchester’s Bar End Recycling Centre stays open, the threatened closure of Alresford is likely to mean much longer queues in Winchester and much more fly-tipping in the rural areas of our district.

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