Bin surveys

Basia Cummings made this Freedom of Information request to Lewisham Borough Council as part of a batch sent to 33 authorities

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Dear Lewisham Borough Council,

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

Foi, Customer, Lewisham Borough Council

Dear Basia,

 

Re: Freedom of Information Act 2000

Environmental Information Regulations 2004

Reference No: 2344265

 

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Waste management seems to be an issue for residents across Lewisham Borough. Below is a list of links to Freedom of Information (FOI) requests made to Lewisham Borough Council which relate to waste management over the past years. In addition to this most of the issues raised on Fix My street for Lewisham also relate to waste management / fly tipping also relate to waste management concerns reported by residents.

Residents living in Lewisham Council owned blocks under the Regenter RB3 (Pinnacle PSG and Rydon) PFI housing contract seem to be disproportionally affected by this lack of capacity and in effect pay twice for waste management services, first through Lewisham’s Council Tax and secondly through the contractually Service Charge because the former continually fails to provide an adequate service. For example, in many blocks the recycling bins are regularly overflowing and are not collected as scheduled, so residents are forced to use the normal waste bins to dispose of recyclables. This has been reported to the Council multiple times for years and the lack of bin capacity has been exacerbated by COVID and changing behaviours. Neither the Council or Regenter has taken any preventive actions to counter this.

1. Recycling Bin Contamination - Lewisham (FOI) - a Freedom of Information request to Lewisham Borough Council - WhatDoTheyKnow
2. Number of public recycling and general waste bins within the remit of the local authority - a Freedom of Information request to Lewisham Borough Council - WhatDoTheyKnow
3. Recycling collection policy and procedure - a Freedom of Information request to Lewisham Borough Council - WhatDoTheyKnow
4. Recycling Capacity - Lewisham Borough - a Freedom of Information request to Lewisham Borough Council - WhatDoTheyKnow
5. Recycling Team size and salaries - a Freedom of Information request to Lewisham Borough Council - WhatDoTheyKnow

6. Organic Waste Collection and Disposal - Lewisham - a Freedom of Information request to Lewisham Borough Council - WhatDoTheyKnow
7. Food waste bins - a Freedom of Information request to Lewisham Borough Council - WhatDoTheyKnow

8. LBC - Waste Disposal, Bin Responsibility and Recycling Costs - a Freedom of Information request to Lewisham Borough Council - WhatDoTheyKnow
9. Missed bin collections data - a Freedom of Information request to Lewisham Borough Council - WhatDoTheyKnow
10. Waste Enforcement Statistics 2019 (London) - a Freedom of Information request to Lewisham Borough Council - WhatDoTheyKnow
11. Bin surveys - a Freedom of Information request to Lewisham Borough Council - WhatDoTheyKnow
12. Bin Collections - a Freedom of Information request to Lewisham Borough Council - WhatDoTheyKnow
13. Refuse Collection - Household Waste and Recycling - a Freedom of Information request to Lewisham Borough Council - WhatDoTheyKnow
14. How many people have been prosecuted for Fly Tipping in the past year - a Freedom of Information request to Lewisham Borough Council - WhatDoTheyKnow
15. Fly tipping costs by contractor - a Freedom of Information request to Lewisham Borough Council - WhatDoTheyKnow
16. Fire Safety, Waste Management and Nuisance Smells at 130 Gosterwood Street, SE8 5NY - a Freedom of Information request to Lewisham Borough Council - WhatDoTheyKnow
17. Number of public bins in the New Cross ward of Lewisham - a Freedom of Information request to Lewisham Borough Council - WhatDoTheyKnow
18. Street cleaning and fly tipping information request - a Freedom of Information request to Lewisham Borough Council - WhatDoTheyKnow