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Waste Collection Information

Requested on
Tue 1st November, 2011
Reference
FOI 1511
Resolution
Information provided

Question

1) Is Waste Collection for your authority carried out by inhouse resources or outsourced to a third party?
2) If Outsourced:
a. Which outsourcing firm(s) are used?
b. When did the contract(s) start?
c. What is the annual contract value(s)?
d. How long are the contract(s) and by how long can they be extended (if at all)?
3) If Inhouse, what is the approximate budgeted cost for Waste Collection per annum?
4) What Waste Collection services are provided to households?
a. Weekly or Fortnightly collection?
b. Wheelie bin/bags/other?
c. Do you offer recycling services? If so do customers sort their own recycling or do you sort it for them?
5) Approximately how many tonnes of waste do you collect per annum? How many households do you serve?

Answer

1)      Is Waste Collection for your authority carried out by inhouse resources or outsourced to a third party?
            Outsourced

2)      If Outsourced:
a.        Which outsourcing firm(s) are used?
Serco
b.       When did the contract(s) start?
1st August 2009 to 31st March 2017.
c.       What is the annual contract value(s)?
£4,250,000.00
d.       How long are the contract(s) and by how long can they be extended (if at all)?
Contract length is 7 years, 8 months and can be extended for a further 7 years.

3)      If Inhouse, what is the approximate budgeted cost for Waste Collection per annum?
N/A

4)      What Waste Collection services are provided to households?
General waste collection, recycling collection, garden waste collection
a.        Weekly or Fortnightly collection?
Alternating weekly collections.  One week waste, one week recycling.  Garden waste is collected fortnightly.
b.       Wheelie bin/bags/other?
Wheelie bins
c.       Do you offer recycling services?  If so do customers sort their own recycling or do you sort it for them?
Customers put all recycling (glass, plastic, tins, paper etc) into their green wheelie bins.

5)      Approximately how many tonnes of waste do you collect per annum?  How many households do you serve?
2010/11 – Waste collected in tonnes: 55,877   
Households served – 68,776

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