Municipal waste collections information

DPatrick made this Freedom of Information request to Thurrock Borough Council as part of a batch sent to 97 authorities

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Dear Thurrock 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

Information.Matters@thurrock.gov.uk, Thurrock Borough Council

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Dear Mr Patrick,

Thank you for your recent communication which is being managed in line
with the Freedom of Information Act under the above reference number. The
details of your request are outlined below together with the council’s
response.

Your request

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:

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.

Our Response

1. No

2. No
3. Bartec Collective

4  No

5. Unfortunately we are unable to provide in full the information you have
requested.  We do hold the information but an absolute exemption applies. 
Personal Information (Section 40,2)

Personal data of any other person (third party data) is exempt under
section 40(2) if disclosure would breach one of the data protection
principles. This aspect of Section 40 is an Absolute Exemption and is
therefore not subject to the Public Interest Test.

The names of officers working for the Council is personal data specific to
them. It is therefore subject to the provisions of the Data Protection
Act. Information can be withheld if its disclosure would be likely to
breach one or more of the Principles of the Data Protection Act. There is
no prior expectation on the part of team Managers (or other officers
working below the level of Director) that their names and job titles /
positions would be published into the wider public domain under FOI. A
disclosure made under FOI constitutes a publication to the world at large.
We believe that to disclose this would be likely to breach the first
Principle of the Data Protection Act by unfairly contravening their right
to privacy and confidentiality in the work place.

However, in the interests of transparency we are able to share details
relating to senior officers (Director  level and above). For these
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Kind regards,

 

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Transformation

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