Please ask for: M Bussey
Direct Dialling: 01909 533533
7th April 2020
Dear Mr Patrick
I refer to your request under the Freedom of Information Act Ref 192/20 dated 13 March 2020, requesting
information on domestic waste collection services.
Whilst the Act confers a general right of access to information held by public authorities, Section 1 provides that
any person making a request for information to a public authority is entitled:-
To be informed in writing by the public authority whether it holds information of the description
specified in the request; and
If that is the case to have that information communicated to him’, subject to the effect of the
exemptions in Part 11 of the Act.
Therefore pursuant to the Council’s duty to confirm or deny whether or not it holds the information requested I
can confirm the following:-
1. Are you currently in partnership with other Councils for waste IT operations or procurement? If in a
partnership, please name the partner councils?
We are in a procurement partnership (for vehicles) with the Nottinghamshire Consortium group which
consists of the following authorities Nottingham City, Gelding, Broxtowe, Rushlffe, Newark & Sherwood,
Mansfield, Bassetlaw and Ashfield
2. Do you currently operate waste services (collections) directly, or through a waste contractor such as Biffa?
If through a contractor, please name them.
Domestic Collection services are carried out in-house
3. Which IT systems below do you use for the management of day to day municipal bin collections?
4. When is your current for the IT system or outsourced waste contract for waste collections management due
5. Please provide contact information for the service manager responsible for waste collections.
Tim Andrew, Operations Service Manager (Waste & Recycling)
Telephone: 01909 533533
If you are dissatisfied with the Freedom of Information response set out in this letter you are able to utilise the
Council’s complaints procedure which allows one right of review via this system. Details can be found using
the link below:
If you remain dissatisfied with the handling of your request or complaint the Act confers a further right to complain to the
Information Commissioner at www.ico.gov.uk
. During the current circumstances with the Coronavirus Pandemic the ICO
are asking if possible to be contacted online and not to correspond by post. You can also call them on 0303 123 1113 or
via email firstname.lastname@example.org
. However the Information Commissioner will not usually consider a complaint if the
complainant has not utilised their one right of review via the Council’s complaints procedure.
I trust this answers your query fully.
Yours sincerely M Bussey