FOI Disclosure Log

Customer Request Details

14 September 2021

I am writing to you under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 to request the following information relating to recycling and general waste collection facilities and services

 

1.       Do you currently operate commercial or residential waste collection services: (1) directly / inhouse, (2) via a waste contractor, (3) or through a joint-partnership with another authority?

a.       If via a contractor, please can you provide their name. Similarly, if in partnership with another authority, please name

 

2.       Could you please provide a breakdown of the number of large (i.e. a bin with capacity greater than 500 litres) recycling and general waste bins that you own, or fall under the remit of your authority?

a.       Can you provide details of how many of these bins are metal vs plastic?

b.       Are these bins purchased outright by the authority, or leased?

 

3.       If possible, can you provide any details of spending history on large (i.e. a capacity greater than 500 litres) recycling and general waste bins? (as many years as reasonably possible)

a.        Can you provide details of which supplies this spend was with?

 

4.       Do you carry out any maintenance on your existing fleet of ‘large’ bins? Is this done inhouse, or via a contractor? If via a contractor please name

a.       Is it possible to provide details of spend on maintenance on ‘large’ bins?

 

5.       Do you have any ‘Big belly’ solar compactor bins within your authority? If so, how many?

 

If information is not available for ‘large’ bins only. Please provide details for all general waste and recycling bins under your authority



East Herts Council Response

08 October 2021

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

·         1.       Do you currently operate commercial or residential waste collection services: (1) directly / inhouse, (2) via a waste contractor, (3) or through a joint-partnership with another authority?

a.       If via a contractor, please can you provide their name. Similarly, if in partnership with another authority, please name

 

We currently operate both a commercial and residential waste collection service in a share waste partnership with North Herts Council and Urbaser LTD

2. Could you please provide a breakdown of the number of large (i.e. a bin with capacity greater than 500 litres) recycling and general waste bins that you own, or fall under the remit of your authority?

Approx. 3029

 

  1. Can you provide details of how many of these bins are metal vs plastic?
  2. We do not hold this split but the majority of bins would be metal.
  3. Are these bins purchased outright by the authority, or leased?
  4. Purchased outright

 

3. If possible, can you provide any details of spending history on large (i.e. a capacity greater than 500 litres) recycling and general waste bins? (as many years as reasonably possible)

a. Can you provide details of which supplies this spend was with?

So far for 21/22 £54,214.05 (spent with UKCM and Egbert Taylor) of which £13,308 was spent of refurbs

For 20/21 £72,295 of which £11,100 was spent of refurbs

Please note that we are a shared service and some of these containers/costs will have be shared over both contracts.

 

4. Do you carry out any maintenance on your existing fleet of ‘large’ bins? Is this done inhouse, or via a contractor? If via a contractor please name

a. Is it possible to provide details of spend on maintenance on ‘large’ bins?

UKCM and Egbert Taylor  -costs as above

 

5. Do you have any ‘Big belly’ solar compactor bins within your authority? If so, how many?

None

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

For re-use of information and conditions on the use of personal data  please see

https://www.eastherts.gov.uk/about-east-herts-0/information-requests/re-use-council-information

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.