Tory Bucks County Council is looking to find ‘savings’ by closing two household recycling centres and introducing charges for some kinds of waste.
The proposals include closing Bledlow and Burnham, and to bring in selected weekday closures on days when the site at Aylesbury (Rabans Lane) is ‘less used’. The Tory cabinet member for Planning and Environment says:
We’re also proposing to introduce charging at all sites for specific waste that we don’t legally have to accept for free.
Buckingham Labour Party says:
Let’s be clear, these proposals are not being made to improve services for household waste. They are due to the financial mismanagement of Tory Bucks CC, and Tory government underfunding of essential services.
The proposals are out for consultation before a decision is made in October.
Buckingham Labour Party will make the case against these cuts. At a time when we should be encouraging proper household waste management and more recycling, to cut recycling centres is madness. With the number of households set to rise in coming years this will lead to increased need for waste disposal resources.