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Assaults Against Refuse Collectors

Requested on
Thu 9th June, 2011
FOI 1338
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In the last financial year 10/11 how many incidents did your authority record where refuse collectors were assaulted by members of the public while carrying out council duties? Please give a brief description of the circumstances of the incident.

How many working days were lost by refuse collectors during the financial year 10/11 as a result of injuries connected with assaults from members of the public while carrying out council duties?

NOTE: By refuse collectors I mean all employees whose main duties are involved in the collection of rubbish (all types) from homes and businesses with your authority.

NOTE: If the refuse collection duties are carried out by a third party company hired by the council the information is still HELD by the council, because it is information held on your behalf.


There have been no reported incidents of assault against refuse collectors in Charnwood for 2010/11.