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Residents invited to have their say on Household Waste Recycling Centre opening times

Published: Tuesday, 3rd January 2023

Residents in Stoke-on-Trent are being urged to have their say on the opening times of the city’s two Household Waste Recycling Centres.

Stoke-on-Trent City Council is seeking views on the opening times of Burslem and Hanford tips.

Currently, the Hanford site is closed on a Monday and Tuesday and the Burslem site is closed on a Wednesday and Thursday. However, a review of their operating days and times has found these may not be the peak operating times. The city council has been monitoring traffic volumes at both sites to determine the peak operating times and this information will be used to ensure residents can still conveniently dispose of their waste five days a week while maximising recycling rates.

Proposed changes will include both sites opening and closing on the same days and at the same times with a slight variation during winter.

A consultation will now run from Tuesday 3 January until Tuesday 31 January to gain residents feedback on the proposed changes.

Councillor Carl Edwards, cabinet member for environment and housing has said: “Our Household Waste Recycling Centres should be open at times most convenient to our residents and so our teams are able to work effectively across both sites to manage the needs of the business.

“I encourage residents and users of our two Household Waste Recycling Centres to have your say in the consultation. The proposed changes will allow the sites to be staffed more efficiently, reducing operating overheads and costs without affecting service levels.”

Residents can have their say on the proposed changes by visiting: www.stoke.gov.uk/hwrcconsultation