Waste is helping taxpayer

Closure of waste tips has been ruled out as a way to balance the county's books

Hampshire council leader reverses plans to axe tips

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RECYCLING improvements are continuing to keep council tax low, according to a council leader.

A partnership between the county council, other local councils and a private contractor has meant greater improvements in recycling and less waste going to landfill, which avoids taxes.

Waste that can’t be recycled is also generating enough electricity to supply around 53,000 households.

Hampshire County Council leader Cllr Roy Perry said: ‘It’s our aim to maintain and enhance the prosperity of residents, the quality of the environment and our services, supporting economic growth and keeping our council tax among the lowest in the country.’

The council said the savings have been used for front-line services and to underpin the county council’s continued financial position.