Release date: 9 May 2016
West Sussex County Council is considering making changes to Household Waste Recycling Sites – and wants to know what people think.
It is holding a public consultation from Monday, May 16 to Sunday, June 12 about potential changes.
The County Council has reviewed its Household Waste Recycling Sites because of a need to make £18.6m in savings across all council services next year.
Five proposals, which would be implemented together as a package, have been put forward:
- Reduce daily opening hours at all sites.
- Reduce the number of days some Household Waste Recycling Sites open each week.
- Introduce charges for non-household waste disposal (e.g soil, hardcore, DIY, plasterboard, car and van tyres) and refuse commercial type tyres (LGV, tractor and mobile plant tyres).
- Cease the Mobile Household Waste Recycling Service.
- Restrict trailers to those sites with ‘Large Vehicle Bays’ only.
You can take part in the consultation online here from May 16.
It is anticipated the five proposals would save about £2m a year.
County Council Cabinet Member for Residents’ Services, David Barling, said: “We appreciate these proposals will impact upon some residents.
“But when faced with a situation like this with squeezed budgets, we have to look at the wider picture.
“We feel there are efficiencies we can make that produce significant savings, while still providing an effective service for the vast majority of people.”
David added: “Please go online and tell us what you think about these plans.
“We are listening and want to understand everybody’s opinion on these changes before we make any decision.”
The County Council is expected to decide later in the summer.
If approved, the proposed changes would start in October.