Public consultation on proposals for changes to the Household Waste and Recycling Centre service

Decision on changes to waste and recycling service

After considering the results of the consultation, on 22 July 2016 the Executive Member for Environment & Transport, Councillor Rob Humby announced his decision on changes to the waste and recycling service:

  • no Household Waste and Recycling Centres (HWRCs) in Hampshire will close permanently
  • implementation of previously approved charging regimes for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and DIY waste to apply from 1 October 2016
  • further non-household waste types will be considered for charges to be introduced at a later date

Update to decision as of 14 July 2017

The following updates to the previous decision were made on 14 July 2017:
  • The decision to open all HWRCs at the later time of 11am daily from October 2017 was reversed. All HWRCs will continue to open at 9am daily
  • The decision to close all HWRCs on Thursdays every week from October 2017 was reversed. All HWRCs will continue to open 7 days a week
  • The decision to introduce a cross-border charge of £2 per visit for non-Hampshire residents is postponed to start provisionally in 2018/2019, awaiting a finalised start date

For more information see the decision details.

Executive Member decision day 22 July 2016

The Executive Member for Environment & Transport, Councillor Rob Humby, considered the feedback from the consultation when he made his decision on future changes to HWRCs.

Results of the public consultation

HWRC Consultation 2016 report of results

About the consultation

Hampshire County Council consulted with members of the public on how they think savings can best be made in the cost of running Hampshire’s Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRCs).

The proposals consulted upon included changing opening hours and/or the possible closure of some HWRC sites.

The ’supporting information' document below sets out background information on the HWRC service and the proposals that were consulted upon.

The consultation ran from Wednesday 16 March 2016 to midday on Wednesday 25 May 2016.

Supporting information document

Frequently asked questions