Municipal waste collections information

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Dear Northampton 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]

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

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Good morning Mr Patrick

 

I am writing to respond to your request for information received by email
dated 6 March 2020 which has been dealt with under the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 (FOI).

 

Your request has been given the unique access to information code above. 
Please quote this reference on any correspondence relating to this
request.

 

In response to your request for details on municipal waste collection
information, IT and Procurement services, please find detailed in bold
below Northampton Borough Council’s (the Council) response:

 

The Council entered into a Local Government Shared Services (LGSS) with
Northamptonshire County Council (NCC) to provide various functions which
include procurement and IT.  This has been extended until the formation of
the West Northants unitary Authority.

 

Northampton Borough Council entered into a contract with Veolia Limited
for the collection of waste, along with all other Environmental Services. 
The contract commenced on the 4^th June 2018 for a period of 10 years,
with an option to extend for a further 10 years.  Veolia are engaging
their own contractors therefore the Council does not hold any information
and is unable to proceed with your request. 

Christopher Carvell - Environmental Services Contract Manager, Northampton
Borough Council; [1][email address]; 01604 838461

 

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Stephanie Everitt | Information Governance Officer

01604 838841

 

Chief Finance Officer | Northampton Borough Council,

The Guildhall, St Giles Square, Northampton NN1 1DE | 0300 330 7000

 

From:    DPatrick <[FOI #653098 email]>

Sent:     06 March 2020 17:27

To:          Requests

Subject:               Freedom of Information request - Municipal waste
collections information

 

Dear Northampton 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]

 

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

 

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