CONSULTATION has been launched over Hampshire’s Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRCs) as the county council continues looking to cut costs.

Hampshire County Council is looking at different and innovative options for running the HWRC service, partly in response to continuing reductions in Government funding, but also to see how a modern, value-for-money service can best be achieved for Hampshire’s residents.

Councillor Seán Woodward, Executive Member for Economy, Transport and Environment at HCC, said: “Services across the Council have to find savings, and this is no exception.

“We have an excellent record for diverting waste from landfill in Hampshire, and want to keep it that way.

“We’ve looked carefully at how residents are using HWRCs, the frequency of use and the type of waste disposed.

“We have some options that would either save money or generate income to offset costs, to ensure the service is sustainable in the long-term.

“What we need to do now, is find out from Hampshire’s residents what they think of these options, and hear what’s most important to people.”

The consultation looks at site charges, opening times and measures to reduce the amount of trade waste wrongly disposed of. It runs until August 22.