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FOI 14305

Garden Waste

Request

Under the Freedom of Information Act could you please provide me with answers to the following questions?


Collecting garden waste:


1. Do you charge for collection of garden / green waste?
2. If you do charge, how much do you charge for this in the financial year 17/18? 3. What service to they get for this charge? e.g. are there restrictions such as the number of bags?
4. If you charge for garden waste collection, what year did you start to do this?
5. What months do you offer a garden waste collection?
6. How often is garden waste collected?
7. What is the total number of households, and percentage of households, where garden waste is collected?
8. Are there any additional garden waste charges (e.g. Christmas trees disposal)?


Composting:


9. Do you compost the collected garden waste?
10. If so, what percentage do you sell this back to the public, and at what price? Please include details of the weight of the compost for this price.
11. If so, what percentage do you use for public grounds and gardens? What is the value of this to you in the most recent financial year you have the data for?
12. Are there any additional sources of income from collected garden waste?


Total costs (Forecast 17/18 and actual 16/17):


13. What is the cost to you each year of collecting and disposing of garden waste?
14. How much did you make from any collection charges and sale to the public of composted waste?

Response

Freedom of Information Request ref 14305

Thank you for your Freedom of Information request regarding the collection and composting of garden waste; please find our responses to your questions detailed below:


Collecting garden waste:

1. Do you charge for collection of garden / green waste? Yes

2. If you do charge, how much do you charge for this in the financial year 17/18? Residents can either purchase rolls of garden waste sacks (£3.00 per roll of 10 sacks) or they can lease a garden waste bin for £46.00 pa


3. What service to they get for this charge? e.g. are there restrictions such as the number of bags? None

4. If you charge for garden waste collection, what year did you start to do this? 1992

5. What months do you offer a garden waste collection? Every month – no collection of garden waste over Christmas/New Year weeks.

6. How often is garden waste collected? Fortnightly

7. What is the total number of households, and percentage of households, where garden waste is collected? 27,965, 23% 14/15.

8. Are there any additional garden waste charges (e.g. Christmas trees disposal)? No


Composting:

9. Do you compost the collected garden waste? No; all garden waste is delivered to processor designated by the WDA

10. If so, what percentage do you sell this back to the public, and at what price? Please include details of the weight of the compost for this price. WDA would have to respond on this issue.

11. If so, what percentage do you use for public grounds and gardens? What is the value of this to you in the most recent financial year you have the data for? WDA would have to respond on this issue.

12. Are there any additional sources of income from collected garden waste? Recycling credits from the WDA


Total costs (Forecast 17/18 and actual 16/17):


13. What is the cost to you each year of collecting and disposing of garden waste? c. £471k 17/18

14. How much did you make from any collection charges and sale to the public of composted waste? Re collection charges :Net loss c. £111,000. Sale of compost waste is a matter for the WDA