Have your say on household waste recycling


Cheshire East Council is inviting residents to have their say on a household waste recycling centre consultation.

The council currently runs eight household waste recycling centres (HWRCs) for use by residents. The contract for this operation ends in 2023 and therefore preparation for the procurement of a new contract is starting to take place.

Cheshire East Council's approach to waste management is determined by its recently reviewed Municipal Waste Management Strategy.

The key aims of this strategy are to continue to encourage residents to reduce the amount of waste they produce, reuse any items, recycle and compost all they can and as a last resort, to place waste that cannot be managed any other way in the black bin. The council are striving to run a service that delivers the best for the environment.

Part of waste management is the provision of HWRCs, and the strategy shows that it is the council's responsibility to ensure that the service remains fit for purpose and follows industry best practice.

The current contract comes to an end within three years and therefore the council will review the future service provision through Ansa, their wholly-owned environmental services company.

To have your say, complete the consultation online

The deadline for completion is 5pm on Monday 4 January 2020

Once the consultation closes, the council will analyse all responses, produce a summary report of them, and publish this online on their consultation web pages.



Here's what readers have had to say so far. Why not add your thoughts below.

Alan Brough
Tuesday 24th November 2020 at 8:47 am
An obvious concern is the hundreds of thousands of extra car miles incurred by Alderley Edge / Wilmslow residents since the closure of Newgate.

After that, what proportion of Ansa's recoverable waste is going into recycling and what proportion (if any) is going into RDF to provide power?
Duncan Herald
Wednesday 25th November 2020 at 9:53 am
I tend to use the tip on the way to Knutsford ... I telephoned to see if the regs. re. car licence plates etc. applied.
A chap, at the tip, I think, who answered my 'phone call simply said 'no mate, just turn up'.
Good to see some common sense !