Recycling centres opening hours reduced

When Hampshire County Council announced they would probably close recycling sites across the county, we opposed the closures, because they would just lead to higher costs for doorstep collection and clearing up fly-tipping. The threats to permanently close sites have abated for the moment, but HCC have said that sites will now open at 11am every day (instead of 9am) and they will all stay closed all day on Thursdays. We still think this is a mistake, as any user will know that there are always queues at the current 9am opening times. We will be monitoring our area to see if fly-tipping does increase, and sadly we think the council still want to make further cuts.