County Council approves transitional arrangements for North Hampshire residents to continue to use West Berkshire’s HWRC

Hampshire County Council is looking to maintain the current transitional arrangement with West Berkshire Council, which allows Hampshire residents living close to West Berkshire, continued access to the Newtown Road Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC).

Nov 15 2017

Councillor Rob Humby, Executive Member for Environment and Transport at Hampshire County Council, considered a report at his Decision Day today (14 November 2017) and an update on negotiations.

Commenting after the meeting, Councillor Humby said: “We have agreed the extension to the transitional arrangement with West Berkshire Council. Following my decision today, work will proceed to finalise the operational details of the arrangement, and we will be writing to residents as soon as we receive confirmation that these details have been agreed within West Berkshire.”

The arrangement was first introduced in January this year, 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 are available on Hampshire County Council’s website.