Councils want to hear waste views

Saturday 24th June 2017 3:17 pm
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EAST Hampshire residents are being encouraged to have their say on how waste and recycling, street cleaning, grounds maintenance and public toilets should be managed by contributing to a consultation that will run until July 14.

The current joint environmental service contract, provided by Biffa and Idverde on behalf of East Hampshire District Council (EHDC) and Winchester City Council, will expire in October 2019. Both councils are keen to hear residents’ views on the different options.

The two councils are committed to working together on any future contract and can choose to deliver the services in a variety of ways, with each having their own opportunities and challenges. A document setting out the strengths and potential weaknesses of the four options is available.

Once residents have considered the options, a response can be completed online. Paper copies are available from EHDC offices at Penn’s Place in Petersfield. Public views will be taken into account before a final decision is made.

EHDC leader Richard Millard said: “Our waste contract is one of the most important contracts that the district council has. By working with Winchester, we have secured significant savings for both councils from the existing contract and aim to supply the best possible value for money and excellent service for our taxpayers.”

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