HWRCs - revised opening hours

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The HWRC service costs around £10 million a year to run, so Hampshire County Council have been looking at different options that will enable them to continue delivering a high quality service while reducing overall costs. 

In August 2014, HCC conducted a cost-saving public consultation. The six options listed below were chosen following a full assessment of the existing HWRC network, site user surveys, focus groups, testing of cost models and research into best practice from other authorities:

  1. Closing one or more sites that do not represent good value for money.
  2. Introducing measures to reduce the amount of trade waste wrongfully disposed of at sites
  3. Accepting waste from small local businesses for a fee.
  4. Charging for the disposal of DIY waste to help recover some of the cost of dealing with these waste types.
  5. Reviewing our site opening hours to negotiate lower management costs
  6. Working with charities or communities to increase reuse of furniture and other items

 Option 5 has been implemented. 

HWRC 2015 Opening Hours



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