Cost of colection of domestic waste

Emma Wetton made this Freedom of Information request to Stoke on Trent City Council

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Dear Stoke on Trent City Council,

I would like to know the current cost per tonnemile for each of the various waste streams collected under the enhanced recycling scheme and also what the cost per tonnemile was for the waste streams collected under the kerbside recycling method.

Please provide this information on an excel spreadsheet.

Yours faithfully,

Emma Wetton

Hannah Quinn, Stoke on Trent City Council

Dear Emma

Your request for information

Thank you for your request for information about waste. Your request was received on 12th August 2010 and I am dealing with it under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

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Yours sincerely,
Hannah Quinn

Hannah Quinn | Freedom of Information and Data Protection Officer
Information Governance | Chief Executive's
City of Stoke-on-Trent
Civic Centre Glebe Street Stoke-on-Trent ST4 1RN
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Dear Hannah Quinn,

This is now overdue. Could you please let me know when an answer can be expected?

Yours sincerely,

Emma Wetton

Hannah Quinn, Stoke on Trent City Council

Dear Emma

Thank you for your email.

I apologise for the delay in providing your response. The department dealing with the request were contacted on Friday afternoon to remind them that the request is now overdue and to ask when the response will be due.

I will contact you with an update upon their reply.

Yours sincerely,
Hannah Quinn

Hannah Quinn | Freedom of Information and Data Protection Officer
Information Governance | Chief Executive's
City of Stoke-on-Trent
Civic Centre Glebe Street Stoke-on-Trent ST4 1RN
t 01782 232853
e [email address] <mailto:[email address]>

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Dear Hannah Quinn,

Hi Hannah,
Another 10 days have gone by, any news from the Officers?

Yours sincerely,

Emma Wetton

Hannah Quinn, Stoke on Trent City Council

Dear Emma

Your request for information on kerbside recycling

We have now considered your request and unfortunately we do not hold the
information that you have asked for.

The information required to provide the cost per tonnemile for both the
enhanced recycling scheme and kerbside recycling method would be based
upon daily mileage per collection round, staffing costs or the Abitibi
contract costs calculated into their transport companies' information on
rounds and mileage.

Our household collection costs per tonne are recorded, however figures can
vary due to variances in staffing, agency and vehicle hire etc.

In addition to this, the City Council does not hold the Abitibi mileage
figures on which to base calculations for the old collection and last year
we were running both collections simultaneously, phasing segregated rounds
out and replacing them with new commingled rounds over 3 months which
would show sliding scales of income/expenditure. Costs/revenue of
recyclate disposal were split between the Abitibi routes out of Burslem
and the Viridor routes out of Cromer Road, with our mileage variations
accordingly.

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Yours sincerely,

Hannah Quinn

Hannah Quinn | Freedom of Information and Data Protection Officer

Information Governance | Chief Executive's

City of Stoke-on-Trent

Civic Centre Glebe Street Stoke-on-Trent ST4 1RN

t 01782 232853

e [email address] <mailto:[email address]>

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