More than 4,000 responses have been received in the first six weeks of a consultation into the future of local household waste recycling centres in Hampshire.

It comes as some of the county’s 24 centres face the threat of closure or having their services cut back amid a backdrop of continuing council cuts. Residents have less than a month left to have their say about how well they use their local centre, before the consultation ends on August 22.

Now council chiefs are urging firms to make their views heard about locations and opening times of the centres.

Among other cost-saving measures being considered is recovering the costs of disposal of bulky and hazardous waste such as soil, rubble and plasterboard.