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Council reduces HWRC opening hours

A council has reduced the opening hours of its household waste recycling centres (HWRCs) to save money.

Hull City Council’s cabinet agreed that the city’s three HWRCs will be closed for two days a week.

Following a public consultation, it was found that residents preferred the HWRCs to shut down for two days a week rather than the permanent closure of one site.

So from mid-2017 the council’s centres at Sutton Fields, Wiltshire Road and Burma Drive will close for two days a week.

FCC Environment, which operated the centres, will now undertake a formal consultation with staff on any impact the closures will have.

John Black, council portfolio holder with responsibility for waste management, said: “The preference of our residents is to close the HWRCs for two days a week, saving the service around £100k a year.”

The centres will be open from 10am-5pm for Hull residents, who will be required to show a pass as proof.

Alternatively, residents can use the centres by showing proof of address in Hull in the form of a utility bill or driving licence.

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