Bin surveys

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Dear City of London Corporation,

I would like to know whether the Authority has carried out any form of bin survey over the past five years.

Can the Authority provide the number of bin surveys it has conducted in each calendar year since 2014?
If applicable, can the Authority also provide the number of households subject to bin surveys in the same period?
And a brief description of the survey, for example, which types of household waste or bins were surveyed, or what the project was called.

For clarity, a bin survey is used to identify the types of rubbish being thrown away by households or which bins are being used, or both. This may be known as a "compositional analysis".

:: I would like to receive data in an Excel file format.
:: I would appreciate the Authority providing any assistance to me regarding my request, if appropriate and as per relevant legislation.

Yours faithfully,

Basia Cummings

COL-EB-InformationOfficer, City of London Corporation

Dear Basia Cummings

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Dear Basia Cummings,

 

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 (FOIA) - INFORMATION REQUEST

 

Following your request for information of 20 February 2019, and our
acknowledgement of the same date, the City of London (CoL) responds as
follows.

 

The information that you have requested is attached.

 

Please note, as the majority of domestic household properties within the
City of London use communal waste and recycling bins, we are not providing
the number of individual properties which had the survey, but the
locations from which samples were collected. We are unable to provide the
number of properties from which street bags were collected.

 

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From: Basia Cummings

Sent: 20 February 2019 11:45

To: COL-EB-InformationOfficer <[5][email address]>

Subject: Freedom of Information request - Bin surveys

 

Dear City of London Corporation,

 

I would like to know whether the Authority has carried out any form of bin
survey over the past five years.

 

Can the Authority provide the number of bin surveys it has conducted in
each calendar year since 2014?

If applicable, can the Authority also provide the number of households
subject to bin surveys in the same period?

And a brief description of the survey, for example, which types of
household waste or bins were surveyed, or what the project was called.

 

For clarity, a bin survey is used to identify the types of rubbish being
thrown away by households or which bins are being used, or both. This may
be known as a "compositional analysis".

 

:: I would like to receive data in an Excel file format.

:: I would appreciate the Authority providing any assistance to me
regarding my request, if appropriate and as per relevant legislation.

 

Yours faithfully,

 

Basia Cummings

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