Opening hours for recycling centre in Daventry to be reduced

Northamptonshire County Council who will discuss the changes next week
Northamptonshire County Council who will discuss the changes next week

The recycling centre in Daventry will only be open five days a week under plans revealed by Northamptonshire County Council.

It has been proposed the centre, currently open seven days a week, will be closed every Wednesday and Thursday.

The plans will be discussed at the council’s cabinet meeting next week.

People have been asked for their views on proposals the county council had drawn up on how the service could be run more efficiently.

Using feedback from the consultation, the council has refined the proposals, which if approved will be implemented from February 1, 2015.

The opening hours for all centres across the county is between 10am and 6pm all year round, the timings favoured by the majority of people surveyed.

Cllr Michael Clarke, county council, cabinet member for transport, highways and environment, said: “We’ve received a great deal of feedback from people during the consultation and we’ve used this to help shape proposals, namely around opening hours and days.

“Our household waste recycling centres are a very important service, providing hubs where people can take their waste and recycling.”

The service currently costs the council £2.7m annually, however, these proposals, when fully implemented will save the council annually £430k by the end of 2016/17, which is a reduction in costs of approximately 16 per cent.