Green Waste Arisings and Fuel Consumption

Kris Wadrop made this Freedom of Information request to Scarborough Borough Council

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Dear Scarborough Borough Council,

I would be grateful if you could provide information to address the
following queries:
1. What are the estimated green and/or food waste arisings from
domestic and municipal sources within your authority area?
2. What are the estimated green and/or food waste arisings from
commercial and industrial sources within your authority area?
3. What proportion of green and/or food waste from domestic and
municipal sources is segregated at source and collected by the
local authority.
4. Where is the segregated green and food waste currently disposed?
5. How much does the authority currently pay to dispose of green
and/or food waste that has been segregated (average price per
tonne)?
6. How much does the authority currently pay to dispose of mixed
waste that has been not been segregated (average price per tonne)?
7. Where is the mixed non-segregated waste currently disposed?
8. Please provide a breakdown of road transport fuel used by the
authority (e.g. type of fuel (petrol/diesel) and in which
application (e.g. buses, police, ambulance, authority vehicles)
9. What has been the authorities annual spend on road transport
fuels over the past 3 years (if possible could this be split into
Diesel /Petrol/LPG, if there is any other fuel please specify)?
10. Has there been any positive action on behalf of the authority
to maximise renewable fuel inclusion in the road transport fuel
consumed in the last 3 years? If Yes, what was it?

Yours faithfully,

Kris Wadrop

Steve Reynolds, Scarborough Borough Council

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Hello Kris

Thank you for your recent request which has been dealt with under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA). You requested the following information - the responses are as follows:

1. What are the estimated green and/or food waste arisings from
domestic and municipal sources within your authority area?

Based on the DEFRA compositional analysis of waste figures, estimated food waste from domestic and municipal sources would equate to 8,000 tonnes per annum, whilst green waste equates to 8,500 from the same sources.

2. What are the estimated green and/or food waste arisings from
commercial and industrial sources within your authority area?

These figures/ proportions are unknown.

3. What proportion of green and/or food waste from domestic and
municipal sources is segregated at source and collected by the
local authority.

Of the 8,500 tonnes (estimated) of green waste from domestic and municipal sources, 7000 tonnes is segregated and collected separately by Scarborough Borough Council. No food waste collections are currently undertaken.

4. Where is the segregated green and food waste currently disposed?

All garden waste is composted at a composting facility at Seamer Carr.

5. How much does the authority currently pay to dispose of green
and/or food waste that has been segregated (average price per
tonne)?

The cost is part of a contract for all recycling and I do not have a separate cost for this.

6. How much does the authority currently pay to dispose of mixed
waste that has been not been segregated (average price per tonne)?

Scarborough Borough is not a waste disposal authority therefore we do not pay for the disposal of household waste.

7. Where is the mixed non-segregated waste currently disposed?

Seamer Carr landfill site

8. Please provide a breakdown of road transport fuel used by the
authority (e.g. type of fuel (petrol/diesel) and in which
application (e.g. buses, police, ambulance, authority vehicles)

Please see lists of vehicles as attached.

9. What has been the authorities annual spend on road transport
fuels over the past 3 years (if possible could this be split into
Diesel /Petrol/LPG, if there is any other fuel please specify)?

Please see spreadsheet of cost as attached.

10. Has there been any positive action on behalf of the authority
to maximise renewable fuel inclusion in the road transport fuel
consumed in the last 3 years? If Yes, what was it?

Yes - to date we have:

A) Investigated the benefits of new innovations in the market, we have conducted trials on electric vehicles and are implementing vehicle tracking across the fleet.

B) We have run a pilot scheme to improve driver awareness, for we see the drivers contribution as important in reducing our fuel use.

C) Leading on from B) we aim to use driver daily check training which covers green issues

D) We also promote green driving through our sticker campaign where the fuel notice is displayed adjacent to the filler caps on all fleet vehicles.

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If you require anything further please let me know

Steve Reynolds
Environment and Countryside Manager

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Dear Steve,

Thnk you for your thorough response to my questions. Could you please direct me to the appropriate person/authority that would be able to provide answers to questions 5 and 6?

Yours sincerely,

Kris Wadrop

Steve Reynolds, Scarborough Borough Council

Hello Kris

The problem with question 5 is that we have a contract for all recycling and garden waste which has a universal gate fee - the cost differential between dry recycling and garden waste isn't set out in the contract. All I can tell you is the gate fee we pay for everything which is currently £28.35/tonne.

In relation to 6 - I know the gate fee for Seamer Carr for non-household waste is £91.53 however you would need to contact North Yorkshire County Council for answer to your specific question.

Thanks

Steve Reynolds

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Dear Steve,

Thank you once again for your comprehesive and complete response to my enquiry.

Yours sincerely,

Kris Wadrop