Councillor Rob Humby, Executive Member for Environment and Transport at Hampshire County Council, said: “I hope this transitional arrangement will be useful to residents, and I am grateful to our colleagues at both West Berkshire Council for working with us on this arrangement, and at Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council for helping us identify the areas furthest from a Hampshire HWRC site. I would ask people who have received a permit to check the terms and conditions of using West Berkshire’s HWRC as there are elements which may be different from before, and from using a Hampshire HWRC.”
All eligible residents have now received a 12-month permit to display in their cars to use the Newtown Road for household waste only. Commercial, industrial or building waste will not be accepted. The permit enables access for cars only, and, in line with West Berkshire’s policy to prevent people bringing in commercial or trade waste for disposal illegally, there will be no access for vehicles such as vans or pick-ups.
The move comes after West Berkshire Council introduced a permit scheme limiting use of HWRC facilities in West Berkshire to residents only. Following discussions with neighbouring Hampshire County Council, an agreement was reached whereby Hampshire residents, who live more than ten miles away from a Hampshire site, would be issued with permits to access the West Berkshire site at Newtown Road for a transitional 12 month period.
Further information about waste and recyclable material accepted, and opening times of the Newtown Road HWRC is available on West Berkshire Council’s website.
Details of locations and opening times of the 24 household waste recycling centres in Hampshire, including in Basingstoke and Andover, are available on Hampshire County Council’s website.