Impact of three-weekly household waste collections

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Dear Central Bedfordshire Council,

Please provide any assessments carried out which consider the environmental impact of the proposed introduction of three-weekly household waste collections.

Yours faithfully,

J Taylor

Joanne Mulliner, Central Bedfordshire Council

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Our reference: 1114934

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Dear Sir/Madam
 
Freedom of Information Act 2000
 
Thank you for your request for information that was received on 23
February 2018 concerning 
 
Please provide any assessments carried out which consider the
environmental impact of the proposed introduction of three-weekly
household waste collections.
 
We are dealing with your request under the Freedom of Information Act
2000 and we aim to send a response by 23 March 2018.
 
In some cases, a fee may be payable. If we decide a fee is payable, we
will send you a fee notice and we will require you to pay the fee before
proceeding with your request.
 
The Freedom of Information Act 2000 may restrict the release of some or
all of the information you have requested. We will carry out an assessment
and if any exemptions apply to some or all of the information then we
might not provide that information to you. We will inform you if this is
the case and advise you of your rights to request an internal review and
to complain to the Information Commissioner's Office.
 
We will also advise you if we cannot provide you with the information
requested for any other reason together with the reason(s) why and details
of how you may appeal (if appropriate).
 
Yours faithfully
 
 
Joanne Mulliner
Freedom of Information Officer
Information Governance
0300 300 4179
[Central Bedfordshire Council request email]
 
NOTE: Please do not edit the subject line when replying to this email.

Joanne Mulliner, Central Bedfordshire Council

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Dear Sir/Madam
 
Thank you for your request for information received on 23 February 2018.
 
Please find attached our response to your request.
 
Yours faithfully
 
 
Joanne Mulliner
Freedom of Information Officer
Information Governance
0300 300 4179
[Central Bedfordshire Council request email]
 
NOTE: Please do not edit the subject line when replying to this email.

Dear Joanne Mulliner,

Thank you for your response.

I would like to make a new request for information about the consultation document "Have your say...on changes to bin collections". This is a four-page document which has been sent to residential addresses - there is a small reference number on the back page CM578_18.

Please provide any correspondence which relates to the design and content of that document, including any earlier versions of the document which were prepared. The timeframe for the request should be for the period of eight weeks prior to the final version of the document being approved.

Yours sincerely,

J Taylor

Joanne Mulliner, Central Bedfordshire Council

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Our reference: 1154036

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Dear Sir/Madam
 
Freedom of Information Act 2000
 
Thank you for your request for information that was received on 8 March
2018 concerning:
 
I would like to make a new request for information about the consultation
document "Have your say...on changes to bin collections". This is a
four-page document which has been sent to residential addresses - there is
a small reference number on the back page CM578_18.

Please provide any correspondence which relates to the design and content
of that document, including any earlier versions of the document which
were prepared. The timeframe for the request should be for the period of
eight weeks prior to the final version of the document being approved.
 
We are dealing with your request under the Freedom of Information Act
2000 and we aim to send a response by 9 April 2018.
 
In some cases, a fee may be payable. If we decide a fee is payable, we
will send you a fee notice and we will require you to pay the fee before
proceeding with your request.
 
The Freedom of Information Act 2000 may restrict the release of some or
all of the information you have requested. We will carry out an assessment
and if any exemptions apply to some or all of the information then we
might not provide that information to you. We will inform you if this is
the case and advise you of your rights to request an internal review and
to complain to the Information Commissioner's Office.
 
We will also advise you if we cannot provide you with the information
requested for any other reason together with the reason(s) why and details
of how you may appeal (if appropriate).
 
Yours faithfully
 
 
Joanne Mulliner
Freedom of Information Officer
Information Governance
0300 300 4179
[Central Bedfordshire Council request email]
 
NOTE: Please do not edit the subject line when replying to this email.

Dear Joanne Mulliner,

I wish to request an internal review of the council's response dated 28 February 2018. This states that the council has not conducted an assessment of the environmental impact of proposed introduction of three-weekly waste collections.

However, the paper for the Executive meeting on 6 February 2018 states that the environmental services team accessed consultancy support for a firm of environmental consultants, Eunomia, funded by the WRAP programme. The resulting project investigated all options available to the council for design and commenced in April 2017.

Please can you confirm whether that project assessed the environmental impact of the proposed introduction of three-weekly waste collections?

Yours sincerely,

J Taylor

Sean Dykes, Central Bedfordshire Council

Information request
Our reference: 1114934

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Dear Sir/Madam

I wish to request an internal review of the council's response dated 28
February 2018. This states that the council has not conducted an
assessment of the environmental impact of proposed introduction of
three-weekly waste collections. 

However, the paper for the Executive meeting on 6 February 2018 states
that the environmental services team accessed consultancy support for a
firm of environmental consultants, Eunomia, funded by the WRAP programme.
The resulting project investigated all options available to the council
for design and commenced in April 2017. 

Please can you confirm whether that project assessed the environmental
impact of the proposed introduction of three-weekly waste collections?

 
Thank you for your request for a review received on 22 March 2018. I am
sorry that you are dissatisfied with our attempts to handle your request
under the Freedom of Information Act 2000
 
I can confirm that the Reviewing Officer is considering your concerns and
will aim to provide you with a response by 23 April 2018.
 
Yours faithfully
 
 
Joanne Mulliner
Freedom of Information Officer
Information Governance
0300 300 4179
[Central Bedfordshire Council request email]
 
NOTE: Please do not edit the subject line when replying to this email.

Joanne Mulliner, Central Bedfordshire Council

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Our reference: 1154036

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Dear Sir/Madam
 
Thank you for your request for information received on 8 March 2018.
 
Please find attached Part 1 of our response to your request.
 
Yours faithfully
 
 
Joanne Mulliner
Freedom of Information Officer
Information Governance
0300 300 4179
[Central Bedfordshire Council request email]
 
NOTE: Please do not edit the subject line when replying to this email.

Joanne Mulliner, Central Bedfordshire Council

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Our reference: 1154036

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Dear Sir/Madam
 
Thank you for your request for information received on 8 March 2018.
 
Please find attached Part 2 of 2 of our response to your request.
 
Yours faithfully
 
 
Joanne Mulliner
Freedom of Information Officer
Information Governance
0300 300 4179
[Central Bedfordshire Council request email]
 
NOTE: Please do not edit the subject line when replying to this email.

Sean Dykes, Central Bedfordshire Council

Information request
Our reference: 1114934

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Dear Sir/Madam
 
Internal review
 
Thank you for your request for an internal review received on 23 February
2018 concerning:
 
Please provide any assessments carried out which consider the
environmental impact of the proposed introduction of three-weekly
household waste collections..
 
We are considering the request but we need more time to process it. This
is due to difficulty locating the appropriate person to action your
request and considering the legal aspects. We will now try to respond to
you by 3 May 2018.
 
If you are not content with the outcome of the review, you may apply
direct to the Information Commissioner for a decision. Generally, the
Information Commissioner cannot make a decision unless you have first
exhausted the Council's internal review procedure. You should contact him
within two months of the outcome of the internal review to the following
address:

Information Commissioner's Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane
Wilmslow
Cheshire
SK9 5AF
Tel: 01625 545 700

Further information on the Freedom of Information Act 2000 is available
through the Information Commissioner's Office website at: www.ico.org.uk/
 
Yours faithfully
 
 
Joanne Mulliner
Freedom of Information Officer
Information Governance
0300 300 4179
[Central Bedfordshire Council request email]
 
NOTE: Please do not edit the subject line when replying to this email.

Sean Dykes, Central Bedfordshire Council

Information request
Our reference: 1114934

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Dear Sir/Madam
 
Information requested by: J Taylor
Review carried out by: Sean Dykes, Information Security Manager
Specific Issues you raised
 
I wish to request an internal review of the council's response dated 28
February 2018. This states that the council has not conducted an
assessment of the environmental impact of proposed introduction of
three-weekly waste collections.
 
However, the paper for the Executive meeting on 6 February 2018 states
that the environmental services team accessed consultancy support for a
firm of environmental consultants, Eunomia, funded by the WRAP programme.
The resulting project investigated all options available to the council
for design and commenced in April 2017.
 
Please can you confirm whether that project assessed the environmental
impact of the proposed introduction of three-weekly waste collections?
 
Our consultants modelled the environmental impacts (greenhouse gas
emissions) and compliance with the Waste (England and Wales) Regulations
2012 for the recycling options but not for three weekly residual
collections or chargeable green waste collections. 
 
Decision
 
The final decision of this review is that the Council upheld your
complaint.
 
If you are not content with the outcome of this Internal Review you have
the right to apply directly to the Information Commissioner's Office for a
further decision. The Information Commissioner can be contacted at:
 
Information Commissioner's Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane
Wilmslow
Cheshire
SK9 5AF
 
http://www.ico.gov.uk/complaints/freedom...
 
Helpline on 0303 123 1113
 
Yours faithfully
 
 
Sean Dykes
Information Security Manager
Information Governance
[Central Bedfordshire Council request email]
 
NOTE: Please do not edit the subject line when replying to this email.

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