Bin surveys

Basia Cummings made this Freedom of Information request to Dorset County Council as part of a batch sent to 36 authorities

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Dear Dorset County 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?

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.

:: 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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Dear Basia Cummings

 

Information Request

 

Thank you for your information requests dated and received on 13 February
2019.  This request has been handled under the Freedom of Information Act
2000.

 

For your information the Dorset Waste Partnership (DWP) is a partnership
set up and wholly owned by the 7 Dorset waste authorities (Christchurch
Borough Council, Dorset County Council,  East Dorset District Council,
North Dorset District Council, Purbeck District Council, Weymouth and
Portland Borough Council and West Dorset District Council) and we are
answering your enquiry for the whole area covered by the DWP.

 

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?

 

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.

 

The information you request is in the attached spreadsheet.

 

 

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Yours sincerely

 

 

Fiona Finding

FOI Link Officer

Dorset Waste Partnership

 

 

 

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