Controversial waste tip plans criticised

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CONTROVERSIAL plans which could see a York tip closed over winter or its opening hours reduced have been criticised.

City of York Council’s cabinet will next week discuss whether to launch a consultation over proposals to save £580,000 from its waste services budget, which may also include charging for garden waste collections or stopping them between November and March.

Residents are also set to be asked for their views on a series of potential changes to the Towthorpe waste recycling centre’s operation, also including closing it on weekdays or only opening it on weekends between October and March.

The Labour-controlled council’s Liberal Democrat group has said any such move could cause increased fly-tipping and landfill tax and pile more pressure on the Hazel Court recycling centre, following the closure of Beckfield Lane tip last year.

Keith Orrell, Huntington and New Earswick councillor, said: “Plans to reduce opening hours will have a major impact on local residents, and closing Towthorpe completely over winter would be even worse.”

Coun David Levene, cabinet member for environmental services, has said the council will listen closely to residents’ views to provide the best possible waste service, but a review of all service was “essential” as the authority aims to save £20 million over the next two years.

The consultation will include 500 phone interviews with residents, an online survey and direct sessions with those using the Towthorpe site.

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11:31am Wed 6 Feb 13

arglemcgee says...

Never knew the Towthorpe site existed until now anyway. It seems to have longer opening hours than Hazel Court even.
Never knew the Towthorpe site existed until now anyway. It seems to have longer opening hours than Hazel Court even. arglemcgee
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12:17pm Wed 6 Feb 13

the original Homer says...

"including closing it on weekdays or only opening it on weekends"

That what I like - giving us a choce - now which would I prefer..

Option 1 - closed weekdays (and open weekends)

or

Option 2 - open weekends (and closed weekdays)
"including closing it on weekdays or only opening it on weekends" That what I like - giving us a choce - now which would I prefer.. Option 1 - closed weekdays (and open weekends) or Option 2 - open weekends (and closed weekdays) the original Homer
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3:37pm Wed 6 Feb 13

bolero says...

the original Homer wrote:
"including closing it on weekdays or only opening it on weekends"

That what I like - giving us a choce - now which would I prefer..

Option 1 - closed weekdays (and open weekends)

or

Option 2 - open weekends (and closed weekdays)
Read articles properly before criticising.
[quote][p][bold]the original Homer[/bold] wrote: "including closing it on weekdays or only opening it on weekends" That what I like - giving us a choce - now which would I prefer.. Option 1 - closed weekdays (and open weekends) or Option 2 - open weekends (and closed weekdays)[/p][/quote]Read articles properly before criticising. bolero
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3:46pm Wed 6 Feb 13

bolero says...

Has the requirement to examine the contents of black bins been taken into account to ensure that material does not go to landfill which shouldn't? Alternatively,has the cost of additional landfill been taken into account. Either way there must be additional cost involved. Also, what about the cost of clearing rubbish from the roadside at Towthorpe when people find it closed. This happens now at times when it's closed so multiply this over and over plus the cost of clearing up fly-tipping from other places around the area. Ever heard of false economy?
Has the requirement to examine the contents of black bins been taken into account to ensure that material does not go to landfill which shouldn't? Alternatively,has the cost of additional landfill been taken into account. Either way there must be additional cost involved. Also, what about the cost of clearing rubbish from the roadside at Towthorpe when people find it closed. This happens now at times when it's closed so multiply this over and over plus the cost of clearing up fly-tipping from other places around the area. Ever heard of false economy? bolero
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12:23am Thu 7 Feb 13

Magicman! says...

potential changes to the Towthorpe waste recycling centre’s operation, also including closing it on weekdays or only opening it on weekends


EH?
[quote]potential changes to the Towthorpe waste recycling centre’s operation, also including [i]closing it on weekdays[/i] or [i]only opening it on weekends[/i][/quote] EH? Magicman!
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2:26am Thu 7 Feb 13

dweezil says...

This site is much used by people north of York. The limiting of its use, together with the narrowing of services, already paid for, WILL increase tipping elsewhere. Again, I despair of this leadership that knows nothing of its people or indeed what it expects. For God's sake we pay the bills.
This site is much used by people north of York. The limiting of its use, together with the narrowing of services, already paid for, WILL increase tipping elsewhere. Again, I despair of this leadership that knows nothing of its people or indeed what it expects. For God's sake we pay the bills. dweezil
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9:41am Thu 7 Feb 13

the original Homer says...

bolero wrote:
the original Homer wrote:
"including closing it on weekdays or only opening it on weekends"

That what I like - giving us a choce - now which would I prefer..

Option 1 - closed weekdays (and open weekends)

or

Option 2 - open weekends (and closed weekdays)
Read articles properly before criticising.
I did read the article properly - it's badly written.
[quote][p][bold]bolero[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]the original Homer[/bold] wrote: "including closing it on weekdays or only opening it on weekends" That what I like - giving us a choce - now which would I prefer.. Option 1 - closed weekdays (and open weekends) or Option 2 - open weekends (and closed weekdays)[/p][/quote]Read articles properly before criticising.[/p][/quote]I did read the article properly - it's badly written. the original Homer
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