Lancashire County Council’s cabinet has agreed proposals to help balance its budget by changing the opening times and days of recycling centres.
The opening hours of all recycling centres will be changed to 9am – 5pm all year round. Currently they are open from 8am to 7pm in summer, and 8am to 5pm during the winter, however surveys show that visitor numbers are relatively low at either end of the day.
The Carnforth centre will close two days during the week excluding Friday, as this is often the busiest weekday leading into the weekend. However, it will be open on Bank Holidays, even if a facility’s normal closure day is a Monday.
The changes are due to be implemented from 1 October 2019.