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FOI 14560

Litter and fly-tipped waste costs


How much does it cost annually to clear litter and fly-tipped waste? Can you please break down the costs as follows:

*In-house employees (e.g. wardens) and approximate salaries.
*Payments to private contractors.
*Any other relevant costs, e.g. equipment.


Further to you Freedom of Information request I have been advised by officers in Street Scene and Finance that It is not possible to accurately differentiate the costs between the collection of litter and fly-tips as they are collected by our in-house staff during the course of their daily duties. Street services net expenditure for 2015/16 was £905,496. There are 18 staff, with employee related expenditure at £515,646, vehicle costs amounted to £130,596. As a guide, the estimated cost of removal and disposal of fly-tipped waste for 2015/16 as waste data flow: £57,784, of which c. £15,000 is attributed to the costs of using a contractor for the removal of asbestos.