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Bin Fines

Requested on
Fri 4th February, 2011
Reference
FOI 1185
Resolution
Information provided

Question

1. How many warning letters were issued to households in relation to presentation of household waste (eg overfilling wheelie bins, leaving out too many bags, putting residual waste or recycling out at the wrong time etc)...
a) since 1 May 2010
b) in the financial year 09/10

2. How many statutory notices were issued in relation to presentation of household waste (eg overfilling wheelie bins, leaving out too many bags, putting residual waste or recycling out at the wrong time etc)...
a) since 1 May 2010
b) in the financial year 09/10

3. How many fines or fixed penalty notices were issued in relation to presentation of household waste (eg overfilling wheelie bins, leaving out too many bags, putting residual waste or recycling out at the wrong time etc)...
a) since 1 May 2010
b) in the financial year 09/10

4. What was the total value of those fines and fixed penalty notices issued
a) since 1 May 2010
b) in the financial year 09/10

5. How many prosecutions were sought for non-payment of the fines
a) since 1 May 2010
b) in the financial year 09/10

6. What was the outcome of each of the prosecutions listed in 5a), and for what reason were the relevant original fines/fixed penalties issued in each case?

Answer

1. How many warning letters were issued to households in relation to presentation of household waste (e.g. overfilling wheelie bins, leaving out too many bags, putting residual waste or recycling out at the wrong time etc)...
a) since 1 May 2010
Street Management issued 7339 warning letters from 1st May 2010 to present.
b) in the financial year 09/10
Street Management issued 9450 warning letters in the financial year 09/10

2. How many statutory notices were issued in relation to presentation of household waste (e.g. overfilling wheelie bins, leaving out too many bags, putting residual waste or recycling out at the wrong time etc)...
The figures for question 1 above include section 46 notices which advise residents on how to deal with their waste.

3. How many fines or fixed penalty notices were issued in relation to presentation of household waste (e.g. overfilling wheelie bins, leaving out too many bags, putting residual waste or recycling out at the wrong time etc)...
a) since 1 May 2010
33 fixed penalty notices were issued from 1st May 2010 for offences in relation to presentation of waste
b) in the financial year 09/10
107 fixed penalty notices were issued in the financial year 09/10 for offences in relation to presentation of waste.

4. What was the total value of those fines and fixed penalty notices issued
a) since 1 May 2010
The total income for the fixed penalty notices detailed above since 1st May 2010 is £1,490 (this is a snapshot as there are still outstanding fixed penalties which require payment).
b) in the financial year 09/10
The total income for the fixed penalty notices detailed above since in the financial year 09/10 is £4,900 (this is a snapshot as there are still outstanding fixed penalties which require payment).

5. How many prosecutions were sought for non-payment of the fines
a) since 1 May 2010
There have been 3 prosecutions for non payment of fixed penalty since 1st May 2010 (Prosecutions may not relate to offences within this period due to time allowance to take the case to court).
b) in the financial year 09/10
There have been 15 prosecutions for non payment of fixed penalty in the financial year 09/10 (Prosecutions may not relate to offences within this period due to time allowance to take the case to court).

6. What was the outcome of each of the prosecutions listed in 5a), and for what reason were the relevant original fines/fixed penalties issued in each case?"
All 3 were found guilty, all 3 offences were for dropping litter.

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