Last chance to have your say on Leicestershire’s waste and recycling services

Published: Wednesday, 20 April 2022

*Shared in partnership with Leicestershire County Council

Thousands of county residents have already taken part in a consultation on the future of Leicestershire’s waste and recycling services.

There’s now just a few days left for people to have their say with the consultation closing on Monday, 25th April.

Leicestershire Waste Partnership is asking residents to help shape its blueprint for future services, known as the Leicestershire Resources and Waste Strategy 2022-2050.

A range of pledges, such as delivering re-use services and encouraging residents to prevent unnecessary waste, are set out in the strategy as is, subject to Government policy and funding, implementing household food waste collections.

The consultation also seeks views on the future frequency of household waste collections.

The partnership is made up of Leicestershire County Council, Blaby District Council, Charnwood Borough Council, Harborough District Council, Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council, Melton Borough Council, North West Leicestershire District Council and Oadby and Wigston Borough Council.

Councillor Joe Orson, leader of Melton Borough Council and spokesperson for Leicestershire Waste Partnership, said:

“This is an important consultation which asks residents, businesses and communities to share their views on how we can deliver future waste services, and create a cleaner, greener Leicestershire.

“I’m looking forward to seeing the results, which will help to inform how Leicestershire will use its resources more efficiently and become a net zero carbon county.”

Councillor Blake Pain, cabinet member for the environment and the green agenda said:

"There is an urgent need for us to work towards a circular economy, where we reduce the impacts of climate change and take steps to live more sustainably so this consultation really matters.

"More than 40 per cent of all household waste in Leicestershire is currently recycled. These figures include reuse, recycling and composting for both kerbside collections and waste deposited at our recycling and household waste sites."

The consultation is open until Monday 25 April and can be found on the county council’s Have Your Say page.      

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