Hampshire county councillor responds to charging for recycling centres

THE councillor in charge of environment at the county council has responded to reports of the government charging for non-household waste at Household Waste Recycling Centres.

Monday, 22nd January 2018, 5:41 am

Councillor Rob Humby, executive member for environment and transport at Hampshire County Council, has defended decisions to make people pay when recycling certain items.

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He said: ‘We have made it even easier for small businesses by opening up the HWRCs on a chargeable basis for them to use.

‘We have one of the largest HWRC networks in the country, providing a legal and convenient route for people to dispose of their waste.

‘Our principal ambition is to find a financially sustainable way forward for our HWRC network. Charging for non-household waste such as asbestos, rubble and plasterboard means we can cover the costs of disposing of these expensive materials while still providing a safe, convenient and legal means to dispose of them.’