Maps of the proposed changes to recycling and household waste sites can be viewed on Social Pinpoint.
This consultation runs from Wednesday 1 November 2023 to Wednesday 24 January 2024.
We remain the lowest funded county in the country and continue to face financial challenges.
Growing demand for county council services and general price rises (inflation) are increasing the cost of delivering services. This means we are going to have to find more savings in the future, and we’ve saved £250m since 2010.
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
Have your say
If you’re able to, please complete this survey online:
What happens next
After the consultation closes in January, we’ll analyse the results and a report will be presented to the council’s Cabinet in spring 2024.