Company name and cost for refuse collection

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Dear Wirral Borough Council,

Could you please tell me the actual name of the company that the council contracts to empty the refuse bins. also what is the annual cost for this service and what reduction/refund, if any, is given when collection is not completed.

Yours faithfully,

John Richards MBE

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Cllr. Ian Lewis

InfoMgr, FinDMT, Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council

Good Afternoon,

Thank you for your enquiry shown below; the contractor is Biffa Waste
Services, Dock Road South, Bromborough Wirral, CH62 4SQ.  The cost of the
Waste and Recycling element of the contract is worth

 £ 6.5 million per year adjusted each year by the Retail Price Index. 

The way the charges work is that the payment is for collection of the
waste; so in other words if the waste is collected late or early, it is
still collected, and the contribution made via council tax is accounted
for.

I hope you find this information of use.

Jane Corrin

Information Manager

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From: John Richards [mailto:[FOI #54079 email]]
Sent: 08 December 2010 15:42
To: InfoMgr, FinDMT
Subject: Freedom of Information request - Company name and cost for refuse
collection

     Dear Wirral Borough Council,

    

     Could you please tell me the actual name of the company that the

     council contracts to empty the refuse bins. also what is the
annual

     cost for this service and what reduction/refund, if any, is given

     when collection is not completed.

    

     Yours faithfully,

    

     John Richards MBE

    

    

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Dear InfoMgr, FinDMT,

I wish to inform you that you are incorrect. The waste is not collected late or early. In fact my waste bins where not emptied for four weeks which meant that I had to take rubbish to the tip using my own vehicle. I could not just keep putting filled rubbish bags on the floor at the side of my bins. I am sure that most people have to do this when bins are not emptied for long periods so whoever agreed this contract needs to be spoken to as it is clearly in favour of the company not the council and more importantly the council payers. I am assuming that the brown bins are emptied free of charge then as I was told by street-scene when I called about the green bins not being emptied that the brown bins would not be emptied the day they were due and would be left for four weeks to allow the contractors to catch up on the green bins that were not emptied? Are the brown bins emptied free of charge or do the council pay for this? if so what reduction is made for the missing period? I cannot believe that anyone would agree a contract worth 6.5 million a year on the understanding that they will get round to it sometime!
Yours sincerely,

John Richards

InfoMgr, FinDMT, Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council

Good Afternoon,

Thank you for your further enquiry shown below, I can confirm that there
is no charge for Brown bin collections.

I hope you find this information of use.

Jane Corrin

Information Manager

Wirral Council

    

    

     This information supplied to you is copyrighted to Wirral Council

     And continues to be protected by the Copyright, Designs and
Patents

     Act 1988. You are free to use it for your own purposes, including
any non

     Commercial research you are doing and for the purposes of news
reporting. Any

     Other reuse, for example commercial publication, would require
our

     Specific permission, may involve licensing and the application of
a charge

    

    

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