FOI Disclosure Log

Customer Request Details

20 January 2022

Please can you supply electronic copies of the following information.

1. The methods of disposal for rejected household recycling used by your authority for the following years:

·        2017/18
·        2018/19
·        2019/20
·        2020/21

2. The annual cost to dispose of rejected household recycling within your authority for the following years:

·        2017/18
·        2018/19
·        2019/20
·        2020/21

3. The main reasons for household recycling being rejected. For example, items were contaminated or not suitable for recycling.

4. Any guidance or instructions under which recycling centres determine the acceptance or rejection of items collected within your authority. 



East Herts Council Response

28 January 2022

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

1. The methods of disposal for rejected household recycling used by your authority for the following years:

 

·        2017/18 not held

·        2018/19 Disposal via energy from waste

·        2019/20 Disposal via energy from waste

·        2020/21 Disposal via energy from waste

 

2. The annual cost to dispose of rejected household recycling within your authority for the following years:

 

·        2017/18 not held

·        2018/19 19726.92 (this data does not include April 2018 which fell under another contract)

·        2019/20 35553.62

·        2020/21 33,158.08

 

3. The main reasons for household recycling being rejected. For example, items were contaminated or not suitable for recycling.

The majority of the time it is not target materials (during covid sealed black bag waste was not opened)

 

4. Any guidance or instructions under which recycling centres determine the acceptance or rejection of items collected within your authority.

If any of the above information has been published already, please can you direct me to its location.

We do not operate recycling centres however crews will reject waste with visible non-target materials.

 

 

If you are unsatisfied with the way the Council has handled your request please let us know in the first instance so that an internal review can be carried out. Additionally,  If you have any queries 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.