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Views on options for disposal of trade waste in Staffordshire shared

The results of a public consultation on options to manage bulky and trade waste at Staffordshire County Council’s Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRC) are to be reviewed by members at its scrutiny committee.

The council carried out the review to look at options for people disposing of commercial waste and the use of permits for vans and vehicles with trailers at the network of 14 HWRCs.

Simon Tagg, Cabinet Member for Environment, Infrastructure and Climate Change at Staffordshire County Council said: “As a council, we have a duty to provide a Household Waste Recycling Centre network for Staffordshire residents. We want to make sure we reduce queuing times for residents and are committed to improving the customer experience while managing the increase in trade waste.

“The proposed changes and consultation demonstrate our ongoing efforts to improve the efficiency and sustainability of our recycling centres”.

The sites are well used by residents with approximately 1.6 million visits a year – only around 20,000 are recorded visits being made by registered traders.

The Prosperous Overview and Scrutiny Committee approved a proposal to undertake a public consultation on changes to some of the current HWRC policies, including consideration of a van permitting or vehicle recognition-based system for Staffordshire residents who wish to use certain types of vehicles to transport household waste to the Staffordshire HWRC network.

Following the seven-week public consultation period, members of the committee will now review the findings at a meeting on April 27 before final recommendations are made to the council’s cabinet on 17 May.


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