Hertfordshire residents are being asked to give their views as the county council publish suggestions for changes to waste centres in the county.

The council has asked new contractor, AmeyCespa, to put forward suggestions to improve efficiency and save money, while still reducing waste, improving rates of reuse and recycling and maintaining a reliable service for residents.

Residents have now been invited to comment on the proposed changes, which include:

• Permanently closing the household waste recycling centres at Elstree and Hoddesdon

• Changing the remaining 15 sites from a seven day service to a five day service, with the introduction of weekday closures

• Changing opening times, with all sites opening from 8am to 4pm all year (except Buntingford, which will retain the existing three hours per day service) 

The consultation states that around 99% of all residents will still able to reach a household waste centre within 20 minutes of their homes, if their plans were to go ahead.

Elstree and Borehamwood residents would be forced to use the Cranbourne Road site in Potters Bar, if the site at Elstree was to close.

To find out more information and give your views, visit the council website.

The results of the consultation will be presented to the Highways and Waste Management Panel on September 19 and then to Cabinet for a final decision on September 22.