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Changes to Charities Permit Scheme

From 1 April 2017, changes will come into effect to the way Charities Permits are issued. There will be changes to the application process and the Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC) facilties available.

All current charity permit holders will need to reapply for a permit with only one permit per premises being issued within a 12 month period. 

Changes to the Household Waste Recycling Centre service

Improvements are being made to Household Waste Recycling Centres from 1 April 2017. Information will be delivered through your letterbox in March 2017


The Councils ‘Let’s Talk’ consultation in 2016 highlighted a public appetite to make further savings from its waste management service.

After considering a number of options, the Council’s Cabinet agreed to reduce the opening days and hours of some sites as an alternative to closing sites. This will allow the Council to achieve significant savings whilst still maintaining the number of sites across the borough.

Food waste in conjunction with the Waste Resources Action Plan (WRAP)

We throw away over 20,000 tonnes of food waste every year in Cheshire West and Cheshire! So recycling food waste is a priority for us.


Food waste is taken away every week via the brown food recycling bin. All the food waste we collect gets recycled to generate energy to power our homes and produce fertiliser to help our farmers grow crops.  

If food gets disposed of in the black bins it increases greenhouse gas pollution which is its bad for the environment.

So it’s cleaner, greener and more efficient for everyone if we all recycle our food waste every week. 

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