Issue details

Recycling Centres - consultation about future of Booking System

The County Council implemented a pilot booking system at the Recycling Centres from March 2021 in order to help manage demand for the service which, at certain times, had caused disruption to nearly residents, businesses and the road network. There was considered to be a risk around peak demand for the sites coinciding with the need for social distancing measures.


During the summer of 2021 the scheme met its principal objectives and has been largely popular with users. It was agreed the pilot system would be reviewed after six months of operation.


The Cabinet Member for Environment and Climate Change will be asked to authorise a public consultation exercise on the future of the booking system currently being piloted at six of the Recycling Centres.


Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Affects more than 1 ward;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 13/08/2021

Decision due: October 2021 by Cabinet Member for Environment and Climate Change

Lead member: Councillor Deborah Urquhart

Contact: Gareth Rollings, Commissioning and Infrastructure Manager Email: Tel: 033 022 24161.

Consultation process

Representations concerning this proposed decision can be made to the Cabinet Member for Environment and Climate Change, via the officer contact, by the beginning of the month in which the decision is due to be taken.



Public consultation

Communities, Highways and Environment Select Committee – 30 September 2021


Democratic Services Contact: Judith Shore Tel: 033 022 26052


Background papers

  • None