Household Waste Recycling Centre Consultation 2016

Oxfordshire County Council is implementing the Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC) strategy that was passed by the council's cabinet on the 15th December 2015.

The report to cabinet and outcomes of the consultation held in 2015 can be found here

As part of securing the existing HWRC sites across Oxfordshire, the Council will be seeking a new management contract operating across all of the sites. We would like to know your views on measures that could be taken to make savings and to create income, in order to provide the most affordable service for residents of Oxfordshire for the immediate future.

The questionnaire asks about residents’ ideas and choices concerning:

  • Acceptance, or not, of non-household waste at each centre
  • Allowing commercial waste on sites in order to provide more income
  • Allowing items to be repaired and sold from sites to generate income
  • Views about opening hours for all sites
  • Providing different services across the seven sites
  • Would residents be prepared to pay a charge for using HRWCs in the future

Your opinions are important to us – please do complete the questionnaire in order that the Council can agree the best use of the HRWCs for the residents of Oxfordshire, within current budget constraints.

This consultation has now closed and feedback is available.


  • Opened
    14 Jul 2016 at 16:00
  • Closed
    11 Aug 2016 at 23:59
  • Response Published
    07 Oct 2016

Summary of Results

  • HWRC Consultation
    Residents were asked their opinion on ideas to increase revenue and decrease costs associated with operating HWRC's. These potential changes could mean service level changes. Overall residents were supportive of the ideas consulted on however voiced concerns over the potential, or perceived, consequence of the changes as opposed to the change itself. The two main concerns were the potential for an increase in fly tipping and increased congestion on sites. Many residents said that they did not wish their local site to close and this was recorded, however the consultation was not consulting on this issue. Implementing some of the suggested changes gives the best possible chance of keeping local sites open. The consultation summary forms part of a report that is going to Cabinet on 22 November 2016 regarding procuring a new management contract to operate the HWRC's. The new contract may incorporate some or all of the ideas consulted on.



Contact Name Waste Management Team
Contact Email Address
Contact Phone Number 01865 816043

Consultation Topic
  • Council budget & finances
  • Environment & waste
Target Audience
  • Oxfordshire residents