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F15/553

Waste collections and disposal

Request Description

I am currently undertaking some research to establish how each Local Authority currently manages their waste including collections and disposal. I therefore wanted to request the following information under FOI to assist with this:

Collections:

Number of Properties in the Local Authority

Is your collection service delivered in-house or by an external provider?

If the collection is delivered by an external provider, which company delivers this service?

What is your total tonnage of waste arisings?

Recycling:

What is your current recycling %?

What is your total recycling tonnage?

Is your recyclates managed in-house or by an external provider?

If your recyclate disposal is managed by an external provider, is this under a contract?

If it is under a contract, who is this with?

When does the contract end?

Waste not recycled:

What do you do with the waste that is not recycled? E.g., landfill, waste to energy, incineration?

What is the total tonnage which is not recycled?

Is your waste disposal delivered in-house or by an external provider?

If your disposal is managed by an external provider, is this under a contract?

When does this contract end?

Request Date13 August 2015
Requested byBusiness
Released Date  

24 August 2015      

Response

The following response uses data from the annual figures used by East Herts District Council when reporting performance. The performance year for the data is from April 2014 to March 2015.

Collections:

1. Number of Properties in the Local Authority

There are 59,670 properties registered with wastedataflow, this figure changes annually as the number of properties recorded increases each year.

2. Is your collection service delivered in-house or by an external provider? External provider.

3. If the collection is delivered by an external provider, which company delivers this service?  Veolia

4. What is your total tonnage of waste arisings? Total tonnage of household waste collected at the kerbside including recyclate is 53,952 tonnes.

Recycling:

  1. What is your current recycling %?  For 2014 / 2015 49%. An annual figure needs to be presented in order to allow for seasonality.

 

2. What is your total recycling tonnage? Recyclate collected at the kerbside equals 26,721 tonnes.

2. Is your recyclates managed in-house or by an external provider? External provider.

3. If your recyclate disposal is managed by an external provider, is this under a contract? Yes through a consortium.

4. If it is under a contract, who is this with? Pearce Recycling and UPM.

5. When does the contract end?

The Pearce Recycling contract ends January 2018 and is subject to an extension. The UPM contract ends in November 2016. The green waste collected at the kerbside is managed by the waste disposal authority, which for East Herts Council is Hertfordshire County Council (HCC), HCC will be better placed to give information on their contracts.

Waste not recycled:

1. What do you do with the waste that is not recycled? E.g., landfill, waste to energy, incineration?  The residual waste is disposed of by the waste collection authority, (HCC) who send the material to be landfilled.

2. What is the total tonnage which is not recycled?  27,188

3. Is your waste disposal delivered in-house or by an external provider?  Residual waste disposal is managed by HCC as the waste disposal authority.

4. If your disposal is managed by an external provider, is this under a contract?  Residual waste disposal is managed by HCC as the waste disposal authority.

5. When does this contract end?  The residual waste collected at the kerbside is managed by the waste disposal authority, which for East Herts Council is Hertfordshire County Council (HCC), HCC will be better placed to give information on their contracts.

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