Waste and recycling collection dates

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Dear Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council,

Please provide the following data, under FOI:

1) Waste and recycling schedules for all properties, organised by address and postcode. Please include day of the week and collection frequency (weekly, fortnightly etc) for each service type. I request that all data is provided in CSV format, ideally with separate columns for the different parts of the address. A link to a web service does not meet my requirements, though the source data for a web service may. Please include the UPRN for each property if held. This is now permitted by the AddressBase licence. See https://www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/about/n... for details.
For an example of a suitable spreadsheet, see here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1...
Variants are acceptable if they contain the requested data. Separate spreadsheets for each waste or recycling type are also fine.
2) For collections that are not weekly, details of how to work out which week a collection will be. For example, if a "Week 1/week 2" system is used, then please provide an example of a date in week 1 and a date in week 2. For example "2nd January 2017 was in Recycling Week 1"
3) Details of all alterations to regular schedules for bank holidays etc. Please provide this for all future dates in 2017 and 2018, if available. For example, see this spreadsheet: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1...
4) Details of any planned changes to these schedules.

Please also treat this as a request for re-use of the dataset under RPSI. Please can you grant permission for reuse, ideally under the Open Government Licence. My planned use is to transform the data into a standard format and aggregate it with the data from other authorities. I will then release it under an open licence to enable the development of useful services to encourage recycling, such as chatbots and voice tools to find upcoming recycling days.

Yours faithfully,

Matt Kane

Faye Biddles, Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council

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Dear Matt

Re: Your request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. Our reference:
4278

 

I acknowledge your request for information received on 17 July 2017

 

Your request is being considered and you will receive a response within
the statutory timescale of 20 working days as defined by the Freedom of
Information Act 2000.

 

If appropriate, the information may be provided in paper copy. If you
require alternative formats, for example: language, audio or large print,
please let me know.

 

For your information, the Act defines a number of exemptions which may
prevent release of the information you have requested. There will be an
assessment and if any of the exemption categories apply then the
information will not be released. You will be informed if this is the
case, including your rights of appeal.

 

Kind regards

 

Faye Biddles

Information Governance Officer

Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council

Hinckley Hub, Rugby Road, Hinckley, LE10 0FR

Telephone: 01455 255745

Email: [1][email address]  

 

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Dear Matt

 

Re: Your request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. Our reference
4278

 

Thank you for your request for the information in relation to our refuge &
recycling collection days; This information is available on our website
[1]https://www.hinckley-bosworth.gov.uk/col...

As such, it is exempt under section 21 of the Freedom of Information Act
2000- Information accessible to applicant by other means. Please find a
full refusal notice attached.

 

Kind regards

 

Faye Biddles

Information Governance Officer

Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council

Hinckley Hub, Rugby Road, Hinckley, LE10 0FR

Telephone: 01455 255745

Email: [2][email address]  

 

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Dear Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council's handling of my FOI request 'Waste and recycling collection dates'.

The request was refused under section 21, stating that the information is easily available elsewhere. I believe this exemption was incorrectly engaged. The linked page does not allow me to download the full dataset. In order to find all of the data required, I would need to know the address of every property in the area, and then make tens of thousands of individual requests to obtain each one, and then parse the data from the web page. I do not believe this can be considered to be "reasonably accessible" for the purposes of Section 21.

Furthermore, the response does not address my request under the Re-use of Public Sector Information Regulations. RPSI creates a obligation for public sector authorities to make datasets available in a machine-readable format, under an open licence. A link to a web service does not meet that requirement.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/w...

Yours faithfully,

Matt Kane

Faye Biddles, Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council

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Dear Mr Kane

 

I have reviewed your request, please find attached our full response to
your original request detailing street and collection day for fortnightly
collection cycle. This shows fortnightly collection cycle as follows:

Rural area

1R collection of refuse and garden bins (with dry recycling bin collected
on week 2R) 2R Collection of refuse and garden bins (with dry recycling
bin collected on week 1R) Urban area

1 Collection of refuse bin (with garden and dry recycling collected
opposite week)

2 Collection of refuse bin (with garden and dry recycling collected
opposite week)

 

This information is provided in the format used by our waste management
team. To reformat the information as specified in your request would most
likely lead to a section 12 exemption.

 

If you are dissatisfied with this decision you may request the Information
Commissioner to investigate. The contact details are:

 

The Information Commissioner can be contacted at: 

Information Commissioner’s Office

Wycliffe House

Water Lane

Wilmslow

Cheshire

SK9 5AF. [1]www.ico.org.uk

 

Yours Sincerely

 

 

Kind regards

 

Faye Biddles

Information Governance Officer

Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council

Hinckley Hub, Rugby Road, Hinckley, LE10 0FR

Telephone: 01455 255745

Email: [2][email address]  

 

This email and any files sent with it are confidential.
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You must not read, print, store, disclose, copy or take any other action
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comply with Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council's policy on the use of
electronic communications.
The contents of emails may have to be disclosed to a request under the
Data Protection Act 1998, Freedom of Information Act 2000 and/or the
Environmental Information Regulations 2004.
The views expressed by the author may not necessarily reflect the views or
policies of Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council.
Attachments to email messages may contain viruses that may damage your
system.
Whilst Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council has taken every reasonable
precaution to minimise this risk, we cannot accept any liability for any
damage you suffer as a result.
You are advised to carry out your own virus checks before opening any
attachment.
Save paper - only print this email if necessary.
Visit us online: www.hinckley-bosworth.gov.uk
Main office: Hinckley Hub, Rugby Road, Hinckley, Leics LE10 0FR. Main
switchboard: 01455 238141

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Hello Faye,
Thank you for your reply. It is much appreciated, and meets my requirements. Can you confirm that I have permission to reuse it under the OGL?
Thanks,

Matt

Faye Biddles, Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council

Hi Matt,

You are free to publish the information on the OGL

Kind regards

Faye Biddles
Information Governance Officer
Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council
Hinckley Hub, Rugby Road, Hinckley, LE10 0FR
Telephone: 01455 255745
Email: [email address]

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Hi Faye,
Thanks. That's great.

Matt