Recycling services in Elstree could be scrapped as changes are suggested for Hertfordshire’s 17 waste centres.

Hertfordshire County Council is asking for residents' views as they 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 says 99 per cent of all residents would still be able to reach a household waste centre within 20 minutes of their home.

Residents of Elstree & Borehamwood would need to use the Cranbourne Road site in Potters Bar.

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 the council's cabinet for a final decision on September 22.