Municipal waste collections information

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Dear South Ayrshire 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

FOI,, South Ayrshire Council

Good Morning

Thank you for your email.

We are obliged under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 to provide any recorded information we hold (subject to exemptions) as quickly as possible and in all cases within 20 working days.

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Kind regards

FOI Team| Chief Executive’s Office | [email address] | 01292 612223 | County Buildings, Wellington Square, Ayr KA7 1DR | www.south-ayrshire.gov.uk

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FOI,, South Ayrshire Council

I refer to your above information request, and I apologise for the delays you are experiencing in receiving your response from South Ayrshire Council.
Unfortunately it may now be some time before we can provide this information to you. As you know, like other local authorities within Scotland South Ayrshire Council is currently doing everything it can to reduce the impact of Coronavirus (COVID-19) on our ability to deliver services. Council resources are being prioritised towards ensuring critical and essential services are fully staffed and delivered.
As a result our staff resources are being targeted towards provision of essential and critical services to our communities and providing the response to your FOI request cannot be given priority. Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience caused.
More information about South Ayrshire Council’s response to Coronavirus (COVID-19) is available online at: https://beta.south-ayrshire.gov.uk/coron...
We will be in touch as soon as we have the information you have requested, and meantime if you need any advice or assistance please do not hesitate to contact the Information Governance Team at: [email address]

Regards
FOI Team

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FOI,, South Ayrshire Council

Good morning

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION (SCOTLAND) ACT 2002 - FOI/2020/10360

I refer to your information request to South Ayrshire Council, allocated the above reference number. The Scottish Government has now introduced legislation [the Coronavirus (Scotland) Act 2020] extending the statutory time period for public bodies to respond to requests made under FOISA from 20 to 60 working days.

As such, the time scales for responding to your information request have been amended to 60 working days and we will respond to you again in due course.

Meantime, if you would like further information on how the COVID19 Pandemic is affecting information requests, this is available on the Scottish Information Commissioner Website at: http://www.itspublicknowledge.info/home/...

Kind Regards
Deborah McVey

FOI Team | Information Governance | Chief Executive’s Office | [email address] |Tel: 01292 612223 |South Ayrshire Council | County Buildings, Wellington Square, Ayr, KA7 1DR | www.south-ayrshire.gov.uk

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FOI,, South Ayrshire Council

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Please find enclosed the Council's response to your information request relating to Waste Management.

Regards
Deborah McVey

FOI Team | Information Governance | Chief Executive’s Office | [email address] |Tel: 01292 612223 |South Ayrshire Council | County Buildings, Wellington Square, Ayr, KA7 1DR | www.south-ayrshire.gov.uk

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