Bin surveys - Wales

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Dear Newport City 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

Newport City Council

Dear Sir/Madam

Thank you for your request for information about :

Bin Surveys

Received on 26/03/2019

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Yours sincerely,
Information Management

NCC - City Services, Newport City Council

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Query;

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

 

2. 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?

 

3. 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.

 

Response;

1. Over the past 5 years NCC have carried out 2 monitoring exercises:

·         During 2014/2015 a project to increase recycling inNewport
targeted an area of about 18,000 households. As part of the project,
recycling containers usage was monitored before and after the campaign to
monitor impact of the activity. More information can be found here

[1]https://democracy.newport.gov.uk/documen...

·         In 2016 a similar exercise was undertaken, focusing specifically
on food waste awareness, and again monitoring of recycling containers was
carried out before and after the doorstepping campaign. See attached
report for details.

 

2. Only the 2 activities mentioned above

 

3. 18,000 households in 2014/2015 and 28,576 households in 2016

 

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