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A full consultation review of the borough’s household waste and recycling centres is currently open

The consultation can be viewed on the consultation portal.

All responses must be received by 10 January 2017.

Cheshire East Council, alongside Councils country-wide, is facing a significant financial challenge due to a reduction in funding from HM Government. These cuts in funding are compounded by rising inflation and increased demand on services due to an increasing, and aging, population.

Overall, the Council is expecting to see cash reductions of almost £100 million for the 3 year period 2017 to 2020, as compared with the current baseline budget for 2016/17. The Council is currently conducting a Budget Consultation on how these financial challenges will be met.

The Budget Consultation proposal is that a Council Tax increase up to 3.99% (2% of which relates to increasing Adult Social Care costs, with 1.99% being the increase in Council Tax that will support the increase in revenue) will account for £45.1 million of the required savings, leaving a further £49 million of savings required from service efficiencies.

The Household Waste Recycling Centre Service is expected, like most other Cheshire East Council services, to contribute towards these savings. The way the Service might make these savings is what this consultation is about.

The alternative to the Household Waste Recycling Centre Service contributing towards the overall savings is that other services would have to make extra savings on top of ones they already may need to make.


Information about the proposed environmental hub

Demolition and asbestos removal has been ongoing on site since September 2015 and the site is now clear of any dangerous / unstable structures.  Specialist teams have also been on site clearing all of the above ground contamination and regular monitoring checks have been undertaken to measure things like air, dust and noise pollution. The Health & Safety Executive (HSE) and the Environment Agency have also been kept fully informed of all works on site.

The plans were passed for approval by the Cheshire East Strategic Planning Board on 23rd September 2015. The Decision Notice was issued on 23rd December 2015.

Find more information on the environmental hub page   

Leave It Loose

Leave it loose!

Why does leaving it loose matter?

Recyclable materials put inside other items such as plastic bags, boxes or tubs are difficult for our contractor UPM to recycle. Such materials are rejected and not recycled. To ensure that all the materials in your silver bin are recycled please put them in your bin loose.

Cheshire East and its residents have worked hard to reduce the levels of non recyclable materials (contamination) in recycling collections. We are already one of the top ten performing unitary authorities in the country and by working together we will continue to reduce the amount of waste sent to landfill.

Make sure your silver bin is emptied by leaving all your recycled materials loose.

If we can’t empty your bin because of what is in it, we will place a long orange sticker on the bin explaining why we have not emptied it. Don’t let your bin get left behind…

Join the conversation on social media #leaveitloose



Waste and recycling is now provided by Ansa - a company owned by Cheshire East Council


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