Have your say on county council’s cost-cutting waste site proposals

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Have your say

Melton residents, charities and businesses are being urged to have their say on Leicestershire County Council’s proposals to save £1.1 million at household waste and recycling sites.

The council wants to hear views on various proposals to cut costs, without having to shut sites completely.

Possible options include reducing opening hours at County Hall’s household waste and recycling sites - including the site on Lake Terrace in Melton.

Other options include restricting free access to use of the sites by charities, parish councils and other groups and restricting free disposal of non-household waste such as bricks, rubble and other DIY waste.

Blake Pain, cabinet member for waste, said: “The council needs to save £1.1m from its household waste and recycling sites budget, as part of its overall £120m savings.

“We have a range of ideas and we now want to hear people’s views on how they could work.”

Currently the council spends £27.4m per year on waste and recycling. It needs to reduce that figure by £4.9m by 2018/19. To have your say on the consultation, which runs until April 26, visit www.leics.gov.uk/haveyoursay/futurewastemanagement