FOI Disclosure Log

Customer Request Details

26 June 2019

I am undertaking a piece of research on Local Authority Waste Disposal Contracts and I would very much appreciate your support by providing me with the following information:

1.       Please provide the following details in the table below of the Authority’s waste disposal contracts for all household waste streams e.g. residual, mixed dry recyclables, food and garden waste.

Contractor Name

Contract Start

Contract End

Extension Options

Materials Disposed as part of the contract

Estimated Annual Tonnage

Estimated Annual Contract

Gate Fee per tonne

Contract Fee Mechanism (Fixed fee/Risk Share)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2.       If the Authority is not responsible for the disposal of household waste, please provide the full contact details of the person in the responsible Authority who will hold the requested information or ideally please request the information from them directly for release.

 

Local Authority Name:

Officer Name:

Position:

Telephone Number:

Email address:

 

3.       Please provide the full contact details of the officers responsible for developing the Authority’s waste strategy and managing waste contracts.

 

Officer Name:

Position:

Telephone Number:

Email address:



East Herts Council Response

26 June 2019

I am writing to acknowledge your written request for information.

Your request is being considered and you will receive the information requested within the statutory timescale of 20 working days as defined by the Freedom of Information Act 2000, subject to the information not being exempt or containing reference to a third party.

The Act defines a number of exemptions, which may prevent release of the information you have requested.  There will be an assessment of your request and if any of the exemption categories apply then the information will not be released.  You will be informed if this is the case, including your rights of appeal.

If the information you request contains reference to a third party then they may be consulted prior to a decision being taken on whether or not to release the information to you.  You will be informed if this is the case.

There may be a fee payable for this information, this will be considered and you will be informed if any fees are payable.  In this event the fee must be paid before the information is processed and released.  The 20 working day time limit for the response is suspended until receipt of payment.

If you have any queries about the processing of your request then please do not hesitate to contact me.

It is important that you include the above FOI reference number on all correspondence related to this request.

Your personal details will be held within out Information Request case management system, and only used for the purposes of evaluating and processing your request.

While details of your information request may be published on the council website, your personal details will never be published or released to anyone outside the council unless it is required by the Information Commissioners Office.

Thank you for your request.

 



East Herts Council Response

16 July 2019

Thank you for your request for information, this has now been processed and the information that we hold is enclosed.

1. Please provide the following details in the table below of the Authority’s waste disposal contracts for all household waste streams e.g. residual, mixed dry recyclables, food and garden waste.

Contractor Name

Contract Start

Contract End

Extension Options

Materials Disposed as part of the contract

Estimated Annual Tonnage

Estimated Annual Contract

Gate Fee per tonne

Contract Fee Mechanism (Fixed fee/Risk Share)

Pearce Recycling

May 2018

May 23

n/a

Comingled recycling

16,000 tonnes

This varies and isn’t necessarily an income

This is commercially sensitive information

Open book

                           

2. If the Authority is not responsible for the disposal of household waste, please provide the full contact details of the person in the responsible Authority who will hold the requested information or ideally please request the information from them directly for release.

Household waste and Organic are both county council functions:

 

Local Authority Name: Herts County Council

Officer Name: Various

Position: Various

Telephone Number: 0300 123 4051

Email address: [email protected]

3. Please provide the full contact details of the officers responsible for developing the Authority’s waste strategy and managing waste contracts.

Officer Name & Position: The interim Head of Service for Waste and Recycling is Isabel Brittain

Telephone Number: 01279 655261

Email address: [email protected]

If you have any queries or complaint about the processing of your request please do not hesitate to contact me.

 

Alternatively for more information on the Freedom of Information Act contact the Information Commissioner at:

Information Commissioners Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane
Wilmslow
Cheshire
SK9 5AF

Telephone 0303 123 1113

https://ico.org.uk/

 

It is important that you include the above FOI reference number on all correspondence related to this request.

 

Thank you for your request.