Waste recycling centres could be saved

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NEW proposals could see a reprieve for four household waste recycling centres facing the axe.

Following public consultation, Durham County Council has revised proposals for sites at Thornley, Hett Hills, Todhills and Stainton Grove.

If agreed, the four would stay open, but on reduced hours.

The changes are being introduced to address reductions in Government funding and will be considered by the council’s ruling cabinet on Wednesday.

Councillor Bob Young, cabinet member for strategic environment, said: “These revised proposals for the household waste recycling service take into account the extensive feedback we received during the consultation and we believe they represent the best way forward.

“They are designed to reflect the need to make changes to the service.”