Details about Municipal waste

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Dear Merseyside Waste Disposal Authority,
Kindly provide the following information in relation to the destination of all Municipal Waste Collected:-

1. Which companies are responsible for the collection and disposal of collected Municipal waste?
2. Details of all the waste transfer station that are used by the council to deposit waste after collection along with their respective processing capacities.
3. Details of the various waste treatment facilities utilized for the treatment of collected municipal waste. These facilities could include Anaerobic Digestion, MRFs, Incinerators, landfill?
4. Also provide details of the companies operating those waste treatment contracts?

Yours faithfully,

Pritam Singh

Gill, Colette, Merseyside Waste Disposal Authority

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Dear Sir

 

RE: Your information request to Merseyside Recycling and Waste Authority
Ref: 170122B

 

Thank you for your information request. The Authority will consider you
request in line with its statutory responsibilities in relation to the
Freedom of Information Act and the Environmental Information Regulation.
If the Authority holds, and is able to release the information you can
expect a response on or before 11^th April 2022.  Should you have any
question about your request please do not hesitate to contact us – please
ensure that the Ref: 170122B is quoted in all correspondence.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Colette Gill

Head of Communications

Tel: 0151 255 2527 / 0783 567 3421

 

Merseyside Recycling and Waste Authority

[1]www.merseysidewda.gov.uk

Twitter / Facebook: @MerseysideRWA and @GoRecycleRight

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Gill, Colette, Merseyside Waste Disposal Authority

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Dear Sir

 

Re: Your information request Ref: 170122B

 

Please accept our apologies for the incorrect response date in our
previous email.  We stated that you should receive a response from us on
or before 11^th April 2022. This date should have been 11^th February
2022.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Colette Gill

 

Colette Gill

Head of Communications

Tel: 0151 255 2527 / 0783 567 3421

 

Merseyside Recycling and Waste Authority

[1]www.merseysidewda.gov.uk

Twitter / Facebook: @MerseysideRWA and @GoRecycleRight

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From: Gill, Colette
Sent: 17 January 2022 16:38
To: '[FOI #822870 email]'
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Subject: RE: Your Information request to Merseyside Recycling and Waste
Authority Ref: 170122B

 

Dear Sir

 

RE: Your information request to Merseyside Recycling and Waste Authority
Ref: 170122B

 

Thank you for your information request. The Authority will consider you
request in line with its statutory responsibilities in relation to the
Freedom of Information Act and the Environmental Information Regulation.
If the Authority holds, and is able to release the information you can
expect a response on or before 11^th April 2022.  Should you have any
question about your request please do not hesitate to contact us – please
ensure that the Ref: 170122B is quoted in all correspondence.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Colette Gill

Head of Communications

Tel: 0151 255 2527 / 0783 567 3421

 

Merseyside Recycling and Waste Authority

[3]www.merseysidewda.gov.uk

Twitter / Facebook: @MerseysideRWA and @GoRecycleRight

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Gill, Colette, Merseyside Waste Disposal Authority

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Dear Sirs

 

RE: Your Freedom of Information request to Merseyside Recycling and Waste
Authority Ref: 170122B

 

Further to your recent request to Merseyside Recycling and Waste
Authority. The Authority has considered your request in line with its
statutory responsibilities in relation to both the Freedom of Information
Act and the Environmental Information Regulation, and has resolved that it
does hold the information that you have requested. We have provided that
information below.

 

 1. Which companies are responsible for the collection and disposal of
collected Municipal waste?

 

i.               Within Merseyside and Halton, local councils are
responsible for the collection of household waste as statutory waste
collection authorities. We would refer to the individual councils for the
details of the companies they utilise/contract for collection.

 

·       Liverpool City Council [1]www.liverpool.gov.uk

·       Sefton Council [2]www.sefton.gov.uk

·       St Helens Council [3]www.sthelens.gov.uk

·       Knowsley Council [4]www.knowsley.gov.uk

·       Wirral Council [5]www.wirral.gov.uk

·       Halton Council [6]www.halton.gov.uk

 

ii.              The disposal of household waste in Merseyside and Halton
is the responsibility of Merseyside Waste Disposal Authority as the
statutory waste disposal authority.

 

The Authority via its Waste Management and Recycling Contract works with
its contractor Veolia to deliver the transport of household waste from its
four Waste Transfer stations, the operation of 14 Household Waste
Recycling Centres in Merseyside (and via a separate agreement with Halton
Council the management of 2 Household Waste Recycling Centres.

 

The Authority via its Resource and Recovery Contract with SUEZ UK also
operates a Rail Transfer Loading Facility to enable the transport of
household waste to an Energy from Waste Facility which uses household
waste as a fuel  to produce electricity for the National Grid.

 

*Please note that Merseyside Waste Disposal only has responsibility for
household waste, i.e., waste that is collected from kerbside from
households in Merseyside and Halton. This does include any commercial,
trade or other wastes.

 

 

 2. Details of all the waste transfer station that are used by the council
to deposit waste after collection along with their respective
processing capacities.

 

i.               Merseyside Recycling and Waste Authority, via its
contract with Veolia, operates 4 waste transfer stations for the deposit
of household waste by the councils within Merseyside and Halton. They are:

 

·                Gillmoss Waste Transfer Station, Liverpool.  500,000
tonnes per annum.

·                Bidston Waste Transfer Station, Wirral.  250,000 tonnes
per annum.

·                Huyton Waste Transfer Station, Knowsley.  500,000 tonnes
per annum.

·                Southport Waste Transfer Station, Sefton. 150,000 tonnes
per annum

 

ii.              Merseyside Recycling and Waste Authority, via its
contract with SUEZ, operates a Rail Transfer Loading Station for the
deposit of household waste by Veolia and councils for onward transport via
train to the Authority’s Energy from Waste Facility in Teesside. This is
located at:

 

o Kirkby Rail Transfer Loading Station, Knowsley up to 500,000 tonne per
annum

 

 3. Details of the various waste treatment facilities utilized for the
treatment of collected municipal waste. These facilities could include
Anaerobic Digestion, MRFs, Incinerators, landfill?

 

i.               Merseyside Recycling and Waste Authority via its contract
with Veolia, operates and manage the operation of two Materials Recovery
Facilities at Bidston and Gillmoss. These are primarily for the sorting of
a specific range of dry recyclable materials  collected by local councils.
These sorted recyclables are then transported to third-party processors
for further recycling and reuse.

 

ii.              Merseyside Recycling and Waste Authority, via its
contract with SUEZ and Merseyside Energy Limited, operates an Energy from
Waste Facility at Wilton in Teesside.

 

iii.             An anaerobic digestion plant is used for the processing
of food waste collected by St Helens Council which gets processed at
Biffa's Poplars facility in Cannock.  It is not a facility owned by the
Authority or our contractors, so we are not aware of the capacity of this
facility.

 

iv.            Other waste facilities may occasionally be used during
times of breakdown or facility maintenance and may include alternative
energy from waste plants or landfill.

 

 4. Also provide details of the companies operating those waste treatment
contracts

 

i.               Please see details provided in the response to Question
3.

 

If you are dissatisfied with the handling of your request, you have the
right to ask for an internal review. Internal review requests should be
submitted within two months of the date of receipt of the response to your
original letter and should be addressed to: Carl Beer, Chief Executive,
Merseyside Waste Disposal Authority, 7th Floor, No 1 Mann Island,
Liverpool,  Merseyside, L3 1BP.  Please remember to quote the reference
number above in any future communications. If you are not content with the
outcome of the internal review, you have the right to apply directly to
the Information Commissioner for a decision. The Information Commissioner
can be contacted at: Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House,
Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF [7]www.ico.org.uk

Yours sincerely

 

Colette Gill

 

Colette Gill

Head of Communications / Data Protection Officer

Tel: 0151 255 2527 / 0783 567 3421

 

Merseyside Recycling and Waste Authority

[8]www.merseysidewda.gov.uk

Twitter / Facebook: @MerseysideRWA and @GoRecycleRight

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References

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1. http://www.liverpool.gov.uk/
2. http://www.sefton.gov.uk/
3. http://www.sthelens.gov.uk/
4. http://www.knowsley.gov.uk/
5. http://www.wirral.gov.uk/
6. http://www.halton.gov.uk/
7. http://www.ico.org.uk/
8. http://www.merseysidewda.gov.uk/