Municipal waste collections information

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Dear Fife 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]

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 D Patrick

Fife Council

Dear Mr Patrick,

ENVIRONMENTAL INFORMATION (SCOTLAND) REGULATIONS 2004 – REQUEST FOR INFORMATION

I refer to your request for information dated 09/03/2020 our reference: FCIR 30935 relating to waste collections IT system.

The information you have requested is subject to the Environmental Information (Scotland) Regulations 2004, therefore, requires us under Freedom of Information Act 2002 to apply exemption S39 (2)(a) Health, Safety and the Environment, as the information is obliged by regulations under S62 to make available to the public in accordance with the regulation.

We will continue to proceed with your request under the Environmental Information (Scotland) Regulations 2004, which allows us 20 working days from the date after receipt of your original request.

If you are not satisfied with the way we have handled your request, you have the right to request a review of the decision. Please write to: Head of Legal & Democratic Services, Finance & Corporate Services, Fife House, North Street, Glenrothes, KY7 5LT or e-mail to [email address]. The law provides for you to make this request up to 40 workings days from when you receive this correspondence. We add a further three working days to allow time for delivery of our response giving you up to 43 working days from the date of this correspondence to ask for a review. Where the outcome of the review fails to resolve the matter to your complete satisfaction you have the right to apply to the Scottish Information Commissioner for a decision.

Fife Council will consider and seek to resolve any request to the Head of Legal & Democratic Services that falls outside this timescale.

Yours sincerely

S Guthrie
Information Management & Requests Team

Shannon Guthrie, Fife Council

Dear Mr Patrick,

 

ENVIRONMENTAL INFORMATION (SCOTLAND) REGULATIONS 2004 – REQUEST FOR
INFORMATION

 

I refer to your information request received 09/03/2020, our reference:
FCIR 30935. 

 

I am pleased to provide the information you requested and trust that it
meets your requirements.

 

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?

 

o N/A

 

 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.

 

o Directly

 

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

 a. Yotta

 

o No

 

 b. Bartec Collective

 

o No

 

 c. AMCS Clear

 

o No

 

 d. Whitespace/Powersuite

 

o Yes

 

 e. Contender/Swift Datapro/Agile

 

o No

 

 f. Selected Interventions / Echo

 

o No

 

 g. Core (Suez)

 

o No

 

 h. Webaspx

 

o Yes

 

 i. Microsoft Excel or similar

 

o Yes

 

 j. No IT system

 

o No

 

 k. Other: [please name]

 

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

 

o Whitespace is on a yearly rolling contract. Due to expire Jan 21

 

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

 

o Sandy Anderson

Bankhead Central, Glenrothes, KY7 6GH

[1][email address]

03451 555555 ext 473424

 

I would like to draw your attention to the copyright situation in relation
to the material.

 

The Council holds the copyright for all of the material provided and it
may be reproduced free of charge in any format or media without requiring
specific permission.  This is subject to the material not being used in a
derogatory manner or in a misleading context.  The source of the material
must be acknowledged as Fife Council and the title of the document must be
included when being reproduced as part of another publication or service.

If you are not satisfied with the way we have handled your request, you
have the right to request a review of the decision.  Please write to: Head
of Legal & Democratic Services, Finance & Corporate Services, Fife House,
North Street, Glenrothes, KY7 5LT or e-mail to [email address]. 
The law provides for you to make this request up to 40 workings days from
when you receive this correspondence.  We add a further three working days
to allow time for delivery of our response giving you up to 43 working
days from the date of this correspondence to ask for a review.  Where the
outcome of the review fails to resolve the matter to your complete
satisfaction you have the right to apply to the Scottish Information
Commissioner for a decision.www.itspublicknowledge.info/Appeal

 

Yours sincerely

 

S Guthrie

Information Management & Requests Team

 

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