How many litter and dog poo bins have been removed in Thanet from public spaces in 2017 and 2018

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Louise Oldfield

Dear Thanet District Council,

I'm writing for information regarding the removal and replacement of dog poo and litter bins in Thanet. Specifically, I would like information on the following:

1. How many dog poo bins and litter bins were removed from public spaces in 2017 and 2018 to date?
2. How many of these bins that were removed were replaced?
3. How much does a dog poo bin cost?
4. How much does a litter bin cost?
5. What is the decision making process to remove and not replace litter and dog poo bins?

Yours faithfully,

Louise Oldfield

TDC FOI, Thanet District Council

Dear Ms Oldfield,

 

Thank you for your Freedom of Information request dated 19 June 2018.

 

We have set out our responses to your questions as follows:

 

1. How many dog poo bins and litter bins were removed from public spaces
in 2017 and 2018 to date?

 

We have not reduced the total capacity of dog waste bins from Thanet.
Instead, we have simply relocated dog bins to areas where there was no
containment provision. They have only been removed and relocated from
parks where the area itself has plenty of capacity elsewhere to cater for
the waste.

2. How many of these bins that were removed were replaced?

 

None. This is because the area that dog bins have been removed from have
plenty of other capacity within the immediate area.

3. How much does a dog poo bin cost?

 

This depends on the supplier, but the last time the Council purchased dog
bins, which was in 2017, they cost £131.00 per item.

4. How much does a litter bin cost?

 

A standard street litter bin costs £402.00 plus the cost of an inner bin
at £23.00.

5. What is the decision making process to remove and not replace litter
and dog poo bins?

 

We are currently going through a process to improve our efficiencies on
all of our waste collection services. Part of this is increasing volume in
new bins while at the same time reducing the amount of bins. This method
also reduces the Health and Safety risk to our staff from manual handling
injuries and repetitive strain injuries. The new larger bins have wheelie
bins inside them which are emptied via mechanical means that does away
with the need to lift bagged waste out of bins; it also means we do not
have to use large plastic bin liners either.

 

If you are unhappy with the way your enquiry has been dealt with, you may
ask for an internal review by submitting a request within two weeks of the
date of this response. Further information on the internal review process
is can be found here:
[1]https://www.thanet.gov.uk/your-services/...

 

Your request should be addressed to the Information Governance Manager,
Thanet District Council, PO Box 9, Cecil Street, Margate, CT9 1XZ or by
emailing [2][email address].  

 

If you are still dissatisfied after an internal review, you may appeal to
the Information Commissioner, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow SK9
5AF.

 

Kind regards

 

 

Information Governance Officer

Thanet District Council

Margate

CT9 1XZ

01843 577620

 

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