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FOI 12458

Herbicides used at the Authority

Request

We are currently investigating the use of premixed CDA herbicides (weed killer) and the volumes used per year. I am writing to you to ask whether your authority uses any of these herbicides and what quantity is used per year. Premixed CDA herbicides are used to control weeds, they may be used at your Grounds Maintenance / Parks and Countryside / Streetscene or Highways departments.

The easiest way of establishing whether you use them would be to look up invoices from the two main companies who supply these types of products and see if you have purchased any for these products (herbicides) from them and the quantities they have been purchased in - we are not interested in the prices paid, just the products and quantities used.

We only need quantities for one financial year, ideally for us it would be the last financial year April 2014 to March 2015 but it could be any one year in the last three whichever is the easiest for you.

The companies and products (herbicides) are as follows:-

Company = Rigby Taylor Limited Products
· Discman CDA Biograde may appear on an invoice as" Discman", it is sold in 5 litre containers
· Glyde 144 may appear on an invoice as "Glyde", it is sold in 5 litre containers

Company = Nomix Enviro may also be referred to as "Frontier Agriculture" Products
· Nomix Hilite may appear on an invoice as "Hilite" it is sold in 5 litre containers
· Nomix Glymark may appear on an invoice as "Glymark" it is sold in 5 litre containers
· Nomix Conqueror Amenity may appear on an invoice as "Conqueror Amenity" it is sold in 5 litre containers
· Nomix Dual may appear on an invoice as "Dual" it is sold in 5 litre containers
· Nomix Blade may appear on an invoice as "Blade" it is sold in 5 litre containers
· Nomix Duplex may appear on an invoice as "Duplex" it is sold in 5 litre containers
· Nomix G may appear on an invoice as "G" it is sold in 5 litre containers
· Nomix Nova may appear on an invoice as "Nova" it is sold in 5 litre containers
· Nomix Revenge may appear on an invoice as "Revenge" it is sold in 5 litre containers

Response

Following your request detailed below I can advise that we don not use pre-mixed weed killers within the Grounds and Street Care Department at this Council. (We have no Highways Department here they are now based at Essex County Council).