Launch of public consultation on Household Waste Recycling Centres delayed

Household Waste and Recycling Centre signage

Kent County Council has announced a pause in the consultation on Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRCs).

Kent County Council’s Leader, Roger Gough, said: “We are confirming a delay in the launch of our public consultation on how we plan to manage our Household Waste Recycling Centres in the future.

“The budget for 2023/24 agreed by KCC Members in February identified the need to fill the budget shortfall this year from both spending reductions and increased income. These savings are necessary to produce a balanced budget, as the cost of services provided by KCC have risen by more than £200 million.

“The financial pressures on the county council remain severe and we have therefore got to continue to look at making savings from every area of our work.

“However, it has become clear that further conversations are needed and this will require a delay to the consultation timeline.

“All options are still on the table. No timeline for the public consultation launching has yet been confirmed.”