Municipal waste collections information

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Dear Gateshead Metropolitan Borough Council,
Under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, I kindly request the following information in the context of domestic waste bin/sack collection services, as opposed to trade/commercial collections or waste disposal.

1. Are you currently in a partnership with other councils for waste IT system operations or procurement? If in a partnership please name the partner councils?

2. Do you currently operate waste services (collections) directly, or through a waste contractor such as Biffa, Suez or Veolia. If through a contractor, please name them.

3. Which of the IT systems below do you use for the management of day to day municipal bin collections:
a. Yotta
b. Bartec Collective
c. AMCS Clear
d. Whitespace/Powersuite
e. Contender/Swift Datapro/Agile
f. Selected Interventions / Echo
g. Core (Suez)
h. Webaspx
i. Microsoft Excel or similar
j. No IT system
k. Other: [please name]
Response.....

4. When is your current contract for the IT system OR outsourced waste contract for waste collections management due to expire?

5. Please provide contact information for the service manager responsible for waste collections.

I would like to thank you in advance for your help with this.

Yours faithfully,

Mr David Patrick

CSG InformationRights, Gateshead Metropolitan Borough Council

Dear Mr Patrick

I refer to the request, which you have made under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 for records held by this service.

Acknowledgement

Your request was received by this department on 12 March 2020. .

A final decision on your request would normally be sent to you within 20 working days of receipt of your request. This means that you can expect to receive your decision by 09 April 2020.

There are some limited situations under the Freedom of Information Act, which could mean that the period for a final decision may be longer than the normal 20 working days. If this occurs in your request, we will promptly advise you in writing.

Yours sincerely
Information Rights Officer

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CE Waste Services and Grounds Maintenance, Gateshead Metropolitan Borough Council

Dear Mr Patrick

I refer to the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and to your email/letter to
this service dated 12 March 2020.

In accordance with the Freedom of Information Act, we are able to grant
access to the records requested and accordingly they are as follows:

From: DPatrick
Sent: 12 March 2020 14:26
To: CSG InformationRights
Subject: Freedom of Information request - Municipal waste collections
information

Dear Gateshead Metropolitan Borough Council, Under the Freedom of
Information Act 2000, I kindly request the following information in the
context of domestic waste bin/sack collection services, as opposed to
trade/commercial collections or waste disposal.

1. Are you currently in a partnership with other councils for waste IT
system operations or procurement? If in a partnership please name the
partner councils?

= Yes, the regional joint procurement partnership for Routesmart route
optimisation software.

2. Do you currently operate waste services (collections) directly, or
through a waste contractor such as Biffa, Suez or Veolia. If through a
contractor, please name them.

= Directly

3. Which of the IT systems below do you use for the management of day to
day municipal bin collections:

a. Yotta
b. Bartec Collective
c. AMCS Clear
d. Whitespace/Powersuite
e. Contender/Swift Datapro/Agile
f. Selected Interventions / Echo
g. Core (Suez)
h. Webaspx
i. Microsoft Excel or similar
j. No IT system
k. Other: [please name]

Response.....

= b. Bartec Collective

4. When is your current contract for the IT system OR outsourced waste
contract for waste collections management due to expire?

= There is an ongoing annual maintenance agreement on a rolling basis &
waste collections are in-house, ongoing.

5. Please provide contact information for the service manager responsible
for waste collections.

= Waste and Recycling Manager, Gateshead Council, Park Road Depot,
Gateshead, NE8 3HN, Tel: 0191 433 7000

I would like to thank you in advance for your help with this.

Yours faithfully,

Mr David Patrick

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