Blue Box collections

Ian Millar made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to Clackmannanshire Council

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Dear Clackmannanshire Council,
Can you tell me the savings that will be made by stopping the Blue Box collections. Feedback from the public is saying the will put glass in the green bin, this will mean more going to landfill. This will mean an increase in landfill tax for the council. In the past the council have let the bottle banks overflow meaning bottles being dumped on the ground at the bottle banks, how are you going ensure the bottle banks are not left over flowing.

Yours faithfully,

Ian Millar

Courtney Beresford, Clackmannanshire Council

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To:
Mr. Ian Millar Contact: Courtney Beresford
Tel. No: 01259 450000
Ref: DEV02EF578
Date: 16/04/2019

Dear Mr. Millar

Freedom of Information : DEV02EF578

I acknowledge receipt of your request for information which was received
on 15/04/2019 about Blue Box Collection.   It will be forwarded to the
appropriate Council Service for action and you should receive a response,
or a request for clarification by 16/05/2019. If there is a need to
clarify anything relating to your request, colleagues will contact you.  

If you have any queries about this letter, please contact me.  

Yours sincerely

Courtney Beresford

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Alan Salmond, Clackmannanshire Council

Dear Mr Millar,

The projected saving accepted at the Clackmannanshire Council budget
meeting of March 2018 was £160,000, to be realised primarily from a
reduction in the staff numbers needed to collect food on its own.

You are absolutly correct that diversion of glass into the green bin would
linevitably lead to an incease in landfill tax, and threats to do so are
disappointing when the co-operation and assistance of the Community is
essential in fully realising the savings.

I will not disagree, either, that we have previously had some issues with
regular empying of the existing glass bins since the Council took over the
resposnibility for this when ACE recycling were placed in administration.
However, all bins are now being serviced on a weekly schedule, and
discussions with an external contractor are at an advanced stage with
regard to servicing of the additional banks that we plan to introduce.

I trust this covers the points that you raise
Alan Salmond
Performance and  Quality Officer
Development & Environment Services

Alan Salmond
Performance and  Quality Officer
Development & Environment Services

Tel.        01259 452506
           
E- mail  [email address]

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Courtney Beresford, Clackmannanshire Council

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To:
Mr. Ian Millar Contact: Alan Salmond
  Tel. No: 01259 450000
Ref: DEV02EF578
Date: 16/04/2019

Dear Mr. Millar

Freedom of Information Enquiry: DEV02EF578

Thank you for your information request dated 15/04/2019.

I am happy to supply you with the information you requested.

Dear Mr Millar,

The projected saving accepted at the budget meeting of March 2018 was
£160,000, to be realised primarily from a reduction in the staff numbers
needed to collect food on its own.

You are absolutely correct that diversion of glass into the green bin
would inevitably lead to an increase in landfill tax, and threats to do so
are disappointing when the co-operation and assistance of the Community is
essential in fully realising the savings.

I will not disagree, either, that we have previously had some issues with
regular emptying of the existing glass bins since the Council took over
the responsibility for this when ACE recycling were placed in
administration. However, all bins are now being serviced on a weekly
schedule, and discussions with an external contractor are at an advanced
stage with regard to servicing of the additional banks that we plan to
introduce.

I trust this covers the points that you raise
 

Yours sincerely

Alan Salmond

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Dear Clackmannanshire Council,
thanks for providing the information can you tell of the saving of £160,000 how many years is this over

Yours faithfully,

Ian Millar