Access to free compost for local residents

[name removed 15 July 2013] made this Freedom of Information request to Oxford City Council

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[name removed 15 July 2013]

Dear Oxford City Council,

In 2012 and 2013 how much compost in weight and/or bags have you made available free to local residents?

What is the total number of residents who have benefited from a free compost scheme run by your authority in 2012 and 2013?

Please also provide all details of how you promoted this scheme including copies of advertising used.

Please provide separate information for each year and not one figure for both years.

Please provide this in digital format.

Yours faithfully,

[name removed]

Oxford City Council

Dear Mr [surname removed]

 

Thank you for your FOI request, which was received on 17^th June 2013. 
You will be sent a response within 20 working days, as required under the
Freedom of Information Act. 

  

Yours sincerely

 

Michael Newman

Corporate Secretariat Manager

 

Michael Newman

Corporate Secretariat Manager

Chief Executive’s Office

Town Hall

St Aldate’s

Oxford

 

 

 

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Oxford City Council

Dear Mr [surname removed]

 

Further to the acknowledgement below, I can respond to your FOI request of
17^th June 2013 as follows:

 

The Council does not provide free compost to residents.  Compost is the
property of the composting facility.

 

If you disagree with any part of this response, you are entitled to ask
the Council for an internal review of the decision(s) made.  You may do
this by writing to the Monitoring Officer, by either email –
[1][email address] – or by post to Monitoring Officer, Oxford City
Council, Town Hall, Oxford, OX1 1BX.  After the result of the internal
review, if you remain dissatisfied, you may ask the Information
Commissioner to intervene on your behalf.  You may do this by writing to
the Information Commissioner's Office, Wycliffe Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire,
SK9 5AF.

 

  

Yours sincerely

 

Michael Newman

Corporate Secretariat Manager

 

Michael Newman

Corporate Secretariat Manager

Chief Executive’s Office

St Aldate’s Chambers

St Aldate’s

Oxford

 

 

 

From: NEWMAN Mike On Behalf Of [Oxford City Council request email]
Sent: 19 June 2013 07:34
To: '[name removed]'
Subject: RE: Freedom of Information request - Access to free compost for
local residents (FOI 3327)

 

Dear Mr [surname removed]

 

Thank you for your FOI request, which was received on 17^th June 2013. 
You will be sent a response within 20 working days, as required under the
Freedom of Information Act. 

  

Yours sincerely

 

Michael Newman

Corporate Secretariat Manager

 

Michael Newman

Corporate Secretariat Manager

Chief Executive’s Office

Town Hall

St Aldate’s

Oxford

 

 

 

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M C-Stapylton left an annotation ()

I am not an employee of Oxford City Council, but as I understand it the situation is this: All green waste collected at kerbside is sent to Agrivert in Chipping Norton to be made into PAS100 compost (or 'good stuff' as we gardeners call it) . Agrivert also have a facility in Wallingford which makes PAS110 compost, and some of the kerbside collections from Oxford *may* go there. Whilst Agrivert tell me that they arrange 'occasional' compost giveaways, Oxford City Council say that their Marsh Road depot have only arranged one giveaway ever, in March 2014, which must mean that they did not give compost away before this. All of this got via telephone from OCC and Agrivert because I was after compost - hope it is off some use.