Hampshire County Council has confirmed that it will keep the entire network of 24 household waste recycling centres (HWRCs) in Hampshire open.  Close to 12,000 Hampshire residents responded to the County Council’s recent public Consultation on how savings could be made in the running of household waste recycling centres.

However, there will be changes to opening hours and from 1st October, 2016, soil and rubble (including construction and demolition materials such as stone, rubble, clay, concrete, bricks, blocks, sand, tiles, paving slabs and ceramic bathroom suites), gypsum (plasterboard) and asbestos will be “charged for” items at HWRCs.

This type of waste is expensive for the County Council to dispose of and is not classified as household waste under the legislation.  Additional materials that are also not classified as household waste may be charged for at a later date.  For information about the changes visit the Hampshire County Council website.

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