Your views on our proposals to save money by reducing summer opening hours at Norfolk’s recycling centres and closing all recycling centres on Wednesdays

Closes 16 Dec 2022

Opened 21 Oct 2022


Norfolk County Council will set a new budget on 21st February 2023.

In this consultation we are asking for your views on two proposals that would affect Norfolk’s recycling centres. 

  • We are proposing to make summer and winter opening hours the same at all 20 recycling centres in Norfolk. This would mean centres would open from 9am to 4pm on their scheduled opening days throughout the year. This proposal, if implemented, is expected to save around £70,000.
  • Our second proposal is to close all recycling centres on Wednesdays. This saving, if implemented, would make an estimated saving of £200,000.

Why we are consulting

We want to find out what people think about our proposals.

We are consulting through:

  • This online consultation, which is also available as a paper copy
  • Letter to members of the Norfolk Residents’ Panel

We are consulting from 21st October 2022 to 16th December 2022. Please note that if we receive any consultation responses after the 16th December 2022, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to take them into account. 

We will feed back the findings from our consultation to our county councillors as part of the evidence they will use to help them come to a decision about our budget proposals.

If you need a copy of this consultation document in a different format please email, call 0344 800 8020 or Text Relay on 18001 0344 800 8020 (textphone) and we will do our best to help. 

An Easy Read and Large Print version of this consultation is available to download at the bottom of the page. 

The consultation should take between 10-15 minutes to complete. 

We now want to hear your views on these proposals.

Give us your views


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  • Anyone from any background


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