Missed bin collections data

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Dear Caerphilly County Borough Council,

Under the Freedom Of Information Act I would like to request the following data:

- The number of missed bin collections in 2018, 2019 and 2020

- How many extra bin lorries had to be sent out to pick up bins missed during their routine collections in 2018, 2019, 2020

- The additional costs to the council resulting from missed bin collections in 2018, 2019 and 2020

- The average weekly and annual costs to the council of collecting domestic waste, as in the regular landfill waste, food waste and recycling created by homes which is collected by the council.

Yours faithfully,

Lauren Smithson

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Dear Lauren Smithson

 

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 - INFORMATION REQUEST

 

Thank you for your request for information received on 17th August 2020.
We have considered your request and enclose the following information:

 

(1) The number of missed bin collections in 2018, 2019 and 2020

 

2020
2018 2019
(to
17.8.20)
Refuse 3,458 3,731 2,514
Recycling 3,197 3,832 2,590
Foodwaste
caddies  2,149 2,930 1,673
Greenwaste
sacks 444 480 498

 

(2) How many extra bin lorries had to be sent out to pick up bins missed
during their routine collections in 2018, 2019, 2020

 

We do not send extra bin lorries to collect missed bins as we would
utilise cleansing vehicles which are already working in the areas when
available.

 

(3) The additional costs to the council resulting from missed bin
collections in 2018, 2019 and 2020

 

Our policy is to collect missed bin collections within 5 working days.  We
endeavour to return within the 5 days but would utilise cleansing vehicles
which are already working in the areas so there are no additional costs.

 

(4) The average weekly and annual costs to the council of collecting
domestic waste, as in the regular landfill waste, food waste and recycling
created by homes which is collected by the council

 

FY 2017-2018 FY 2018-2019 FY 2019-2020
Description Annual Expenditure Annual Expenditure Annual
Expenditure
RESIDUAL WASTE 2,434,922 2,517,978 2,663,627
ORGANICS RECYCLING 1,232,941 1,305,326 1,333,230
DRY RECYCLING 2,879,057 2,710,690 2,716,125

 

 

FY 2017-2018 FY 2018-2019 FY 2019-2020
Description Weekly Expenditure Weekly Expenditure Weekly
Expenditure
RESIDUAL WASTE 46,825.42 48,422.65 51,223.59
ORGANICS RECYCLING 23,710.40 25,102.42 25,639.03
DRY RECYCLING 55,366.48 52,128.65 52,233.17

 

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Yours sincerely

 

Rhodri Lloyd

PRINCIPAL WASTE MANAGEMENT OFFICER

 

 

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