Household Waste Recycling Centre Consultation

West Oxfordshire District Council is notifying residents of a second consultation being run by Oxfordshire County Council about its Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRC).

Last year Oxfordshire County Council consulted on proposals to reduce Oxfordshire’s seven Household Waste Recycling Centres down to three. This included a proposal to close Dix Pit, Stanton Harcourt, which is the one remaining centre in West Oxfordshire.

That consultation provoked a strong public response in West Oxfordshire against any further HWRC closures in the District and a robust objection from West Oxfordshire District Council.

Oxfordshire County Council agreed to look at other ways of making savings and creating income and is now consulting on these.

Cllr Richard Langridge, Cabinet Member for Environment at West Oxfordshire District Council said, “Last year’s proposals to close three of Oxfordshire’s Household Waste Recycling Centres would have been environmentally harmful and caused a great inconvenience for our residents. We are pleased that the County listened to our concerns, has re-considered its plans and is now looking at other ways of making savings or creating income. We would encourage residents to respond to this consultation and make their views known to the County Council.”

More information about Oxfordshire County Council current consultation is online here and the form to respond is here.

The consultation runs up until 11 August 2016.