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FOI 11012

Assaults on Refuse Staff


1. In the last financial year 2014/15 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.
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.


Following your Freedom of Information request detailed below I can confirm that we have no recorded incidents of refuse collectors being assaulted by members of the public for the period 2014/15 . Please note that Waste collections are carried out in-house and not contracted out to third party contractors.