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Proposed changes to Recycling and Household Waste sites in Leicestershire


Growing demand for county council services and general price rises (inflation) are increasing the cost of delivering council services. This means that LCC (Leicestershire County Council) are going to have to find more savings in the future.


The council's budget plan includes a requirement to make savings from the recycling and household waste sites (often referred to as the 'tips'). The proposals below would make savings of £420,000 per year and have been designed to reduce costs whilst minimising the impact on residents and site users as far as possible.


The proposals include:

  • Closing Market Harborough, Shepshed and Somerby recycling and household waste sites

  • Changing the opening days at Bottesford and Melton Mowbray recycling and household waste sites

  • Changing summer opening hours at all recycling and household waste sites

  • Closing on Christmas Eve at all recycling and household waste sites

LCC are now consulting on these proposals. If retaining the tip in Market Harborough is important to you, please do use this consultation to let LCC know what you think.

The consultation is open now, and will close on 24th January, 2024



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