FOI Disclosure Log

Customer Request Details

17 August 2020

Under the Freedom Of Information Act I would like to request the following data:

 

- The number of missed bin collections in 2018, 2019 and 2020

 

- How many extra bin lorries had to be sent out to pick up bins missed during their routine collections in 2018, 2019, 2020

 

- The additional costs to the council resulting from missed bin collections in 2018, 2019 and 2020

 

- The average weekly and annual costs to the council of collecting domestic waste, as in the regular landfill waste, food waste and recycling created by homes which is collected by the council.



East Herts Council Response

08 September 2020

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

·         Under the Freedom Of Information Act I would like to request the following data:

 

- The number of missed bin collections in 2018, 2019 and 2020

2018 - 2102

2019 - 2215

2020 so far for 1126

- How many extra bin lorries had to be sent out to pick up bins missed during their routine collections in 2018, 2019, 2020

Missed bins are collected by the crew that missed them the next day, no additional vehicles are used on this contracted for missed bins in EHDC

 

- The additional costs to the council resulting from missed bin collections in 2018, 2019 and 2020

There are no specific costs to the Council. Missed bins are rectified at a cost to the contractor.

 

- The average weekly and annual costs to the council of collecting domestic waste, as in the regular landfill waste, food waste and recycling created by homes which is collected by the council.

 

2020/21 the average weekly collection cost for refuse are: 22,975k and annual is 1,119,4744k (this is based on a monthly core sum and included vat, does not include other costs)

 

2020/21 the average weekly collection cost for recycling are: 23,942k and annual is 1,245,024k (this is based on a monthly core sum and included vat, does not include other costs)

 

2020/21 the average weekly collection cost for refuse are: 19,886k and annual is 1,034,076k (this is based on a monthly core sum and included vat, does not include other costs)

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.