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Making Money From Recycling

Requested on
Tue 26th July, 2011
Reference
FOI 1394
Resolution
Information provided

Question

I would like to know about the Council's scheme of selling residents recycling to make money, under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

I would like to know the following:

How much money have you made in the past year (June 2010 - present day) by selling the recycling your residents have left out? (not just outside homes)
How much money did you make in the previous year (June 2009 - June 2010) by selling the recycling your residents left out? (not just outside homes)
If this number has increased between the years, why?
What exactly have you been selling to generate this money?
Where do you collect the recycling from to sell?
What is the money you are making from the recycling being spent on?
How much money have you spent on collecting and sorting the recycling over the past year (June 2010 - present day)?
How much money did you spent on collecting and sorting the recycling in the previous year (June 2009 - June 2010)?
How much would it cost to send all of the rubbish to a landfill site instead of recycle it?
What materials make you the most money?
What materials make you the least amount of money?
Are their any materials you don't bother selling?

Answer

How much money have you made in the past year by selling the recycling your residents have left out? (not just outside homes) – Financial Year 01/04/2010 – 31/03/2011 £144,705.85
How much money did you make in the previous year by selling the recycling your residents left out? (not just outside homes) – Financial Year 01/04/2009 – 31/03/2010 - £215,660.65
What exactly have you been selling to generate this money?
Mixed recyclates
Where do you collect the recycling from to sell?
Kerbside and bring banks
What is the money you are making from the recycling being spent on?
Part of the General Revenue Fund  expenditure of the Council
How much money have you spent on collecting and sorting the recycling over the past year?
Financial Year 01/04/2010 – 31/03/2011 - £1,201,593.53
How much money did you spent on collecting and sorting the recycling in the previous year?
Financial Year 01/04/2009 – 31/03/2010 - £1,284,830.93
How much would it cost to send all of the rubbish to a landfill site instead of recycle it?
Unknown, Landfill costs are a cost of Leicestershire County Council.
What materials make you the most money?
Mixed recyclates
What materials make you the least amount of money?
Mixed Glass
Are their any materials you don't bother selling? 
Those that cannot be recycled    

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