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County proposes volunteer-run recycling centres

Consultation over proposals that two waste recycling centres be run by volunteers has been concluded by a county council.


It is reported that nearly £1m could be saved in Warwickshire by next year under plans which include community-run operations at centres near Southam and at Wellesbourne.

Under the proposals, the council would still maintain overall control of all the sites, including provision of technical and management support.

It is further proposed that across all the sites, an open bag policy will be introduced on site to reduce recyclable waste being put in the residual skip and sent to landfill.

In the local newspaper, Councillor Helen Walton (Conservative), the county’s spokesperson on waste management, said: “As we were faced with making budget cuts, we have had to consider many different options to deliver the necessary savings including closing sites for some days or perhaps even fully.

“We have instead looked at new and innovative ways of delivering our service by combining the private sector, the voluntary sector and Warwickshire County Council direct services.”

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