Bin surveys - Wales

Basia Cummings made this Freedom of Information request to Merthyr Tydfil Council as part of a batch sent to 22 authorities

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Dear Merthyr Tydfil 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

FOI (Freedom of Information), Merthyr Tydfil Council

Dear Sir/Madam

 

RE:     ENVIRONMENTAL INFORMATION REGULATIONS 2004- INFORMATION REQUEST

 

Thank you for your request for information about bin surveys which we
received on 26^th March 2019. We are dealing with your request under the
Environmental Information Regulations 2004. We are considering your
request and you will receive the Councils full response within the
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Yours faithfully

 

Swyddog Datgelu Data a Chofnodion/Data Disclosure and Records Officer

Tîm Llywodraethu Gwybodaeth/Information Governance Team

Cyngor Bwrdeistref Sirol Merthyr Tudful/Merthyr Tydfil County Borough
Council

 

Canolfan Dinesig/Civic Centre

Stryd Y Castell/Castle Street

Merthyr Tudful/Merthyr Tydfil

CF47 8AN/CF47 8AN

Ffon/Tel: 01685 725000

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Canolfan Dinesig
Stryd Y Castell
Merthyr Tudful
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FOI (Freedom of Information), Merthyr Tydfil Council

Dear Sirs

 

RE:     ENVIRONMENTAL INFORMATION REGULATIONS 2004- INFORMATION REQUEST

 

We have considered your request and provide the following information:

 

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.

 

Bin Audits
14/15 821
15/16 704
16/17 688
17/18 1287
18/19 680

 

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Information Governance Team

Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council

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Merthyr Tydfil

CF47 8AN

 

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Yours faithfully

 

Swyddog Datgelu Data a Chofnodion/Data Disclosure and Records Officer

Tîm Llywodraethu Gwybodaeth/Information Governance Team

Cyngor Bwrdeistref Sirol Merthyr Tudful/Merthyr Tydfil County Borough
Council

 

Canolfan Dinesig/Civic Centre

Stryd Y Castell/Castle Street

Merthyr Tudful/Merthyr Tydfil

CF47 8AN/CF47 8AN

Ffon/Tel: 01685 725000

E-bost/E-mail: [10][Merthyr Tydfil Council request email]

 

Croesawn ni ohebu yn y Gymraeg/We welcome correspondence in Welsh.

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We welcome correspondence in Welsh and this will not lead to a delay.

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ac wedi'u bwriadu ar gyfer pwy bynnag y cyfeirir ef ato neu atynt. Mae
cynnwys yr e-bost hwn cynrychioli barn y sawl a enwir uchod, felly nid
ydyw'n dilyn ei fod yn cynrychioli barn Cyngor Bwrdeistref Sirol Merthyr
Tudful.

Cyngor Bwrdeistref Sirol Merthyr Tudful
Canolfan Dinesig
Stryd Y Castell
Merthyr Tudful
CF47 8AN

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Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council.

Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council
Civic Centre
Castle Street
Merthyr Tydfil
CF47 8AN

Teleffon\Telephone: 01685 725000

[11]http://www.merthyr.gov.uk

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