SEVERAL Hampshire rubbish tips could be closed, including Alresford and Bishop's Waltham, to save the county council £1.6m per year.

The council’s plan will also impact opening hours and days and change the types of waste accepted at household waste recycling centres (HWRC).

The council has presented its proposal as part of the plan to meet the forecasted £132 million budget shortfall by April 2025.

Three tips near Winchester would be closed. They are Alresford, Bishop’s Waltham and Fair Oak – Hampshire County Council has identified these as the smallest sites with the poorest performing and most expensive to run.

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The closure of these four sites, along with the Hayling Island site, would save approximately £500,000 per year.

Further closures could happen at Casbrook, near Romsey, inAldershot, Bordon, Hedge End, Marchwood, Petersfield, and Somerley sites, according to a council report.

The council said that with the closure of the 12 sites, “a larger proportion of Hampshire households would be affected”, but it would save up to £1.6 million.

The Chronicle has contacted local councillors for their reaction.

A public consultation on the plans is currently open for residents to make their opinions heard. It will close on March 31.

Members of the public will be able to give feedback on the plans online or via a printable form.