FOI Disclosure Log

Customer Request Details

07 April 2021

We are interested in the level of landfill your authority (or authorities within your waste planning area) uses.

 

1.            Please confirm whether your authority (or authorities within your waste planning area) sends waste to landfill?

 

2.            What was the % of waste sent to non-hazardous landfill over the last five years – by council tax year?

 

3.            Please could you detail the top 10 landfill sites over the last three years used by % – by council tax year?

 

4.            Have you (or authorities within your waste planning area)  sent any items to landfill at Bletchley Landfill Site operated by FCC Environment in Milton Keynes? If so, why did you use this site?

 

5.            Please confirm if the Council (or authorities within your waste planning area)  is looking to decrease the amount sent to landfill and how the Council intends to do this

 

6.            How will you (or authorities within your waste planning area) balance landfill against climate change initiatives?

 

Please supply information for predecessor organisations if there has been a recent local government change.

 



East Herts Council Response

30 April 2021

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

1.                    Please confirm whether your authority (or authorities within your waste planning area) sends waste to landfill?

Waste is sent to a transfer station and then forwarded on to different sites.

 

2.                    What was the % of waste sent to non-hazardous landfill over the last five years – by council tax year?

20/21 this is an estimate based on current data which is still to be verified 48.24%

19/20 50%

18/19 50%

17/18 51%

16/17 47%

 

3.                    Please could you detail the top 10 landfill sites over the last three years used by % – by council tax year?

EHDC used the Westmill landfill site exclusively until Feb 2020 since then waste has been taken to the waste transfer station at Waterdale. Herts County Council would hold this information since Feb 2020

 

4.                    Have you (or authorities within your waste planning area)  sent any items to landfill at Bletchley Landfill Site operated by FCC Environment in Milton Keynes? If so, why did you use this site?

This site is on the list facilities that Waterdale transfer to further information on this can be obtained about Hertfordshire County Council who hold the contract for waste disposal.

 

5.                    Please confirm if the Council (or authorities within your waste planning area)  is looking to decrease the amount sent to landfill and how the Council intends to do this

As an authority EHDC has for many years aimed to reduce the amount of waste presented by our residents. This has been done over the years by changes in collection methods and communications regarding waste reduction.

 

6.                    How will you (or authorities within your waste planning area) balance landfill against climate change initiatives?

None data held on this specific question.

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.

 

 



East Herts Council Response

30 April 2021

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

1.                    Please confirm whether your authority (or authorities within your waste planning area) sends waste to landfill?

Waste is sent to a transfer station and then forwarded on to different sites.

 

2.                    What was the % of waste sent to non-hazardous landfill over the last five years – by council tax year?

20/21 this is an estimate based on current data which is still to be verified 48.24%

19/20 50%

18/19 50%

17/18 51%

16/17 47%

 

3.                    Please could you detail the top 10 landfill sites over the last three years used by % – by council tax year?

EHDC used the Westmill landfill site exclusively until Feb 2020 since then waste has been taken to the waste transfer station at Waterdale. Herts County Council would hold this information since Feb 2020

 

4.                    Have you (or authorities within your waste planning area)  sent any items to landfill at Bletchley Landfill Site operated by FCC Environment in Milton Keynes? If so, why did you use this site?

This site is on the list facilities that Waterdale transfer to further information on this can be obtained about Hertfordshire County Council who hold the contract for waste disposal.

 

5.                    Please confirm if the Council (or authorities within your waste planning area)  is looking to decrease the amount sent to landfill and how the Council intends to do this

As an authority EHDC has for many years aimed to reduce the amount of waste presented by our residents. This has been done over the years by changes in collection methods and communications regarding waste reduction.

 

6.                    How will you (or authorities within your waste planning area) balance landfill against climate change initiatives?

None data held on this specific question.

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.