Municipal waste collections information

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Dear South Lanarkshire 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

Marshall, Yvonne, South Lanarkshire Council

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Good morning and thank you for your enquiry regarding waste disposal which
was received here this morning.  This has been passed to the appropriate
officer who will respond to you as quickly as possible but no later than 6
April 2020, regards, Yvonne

 

Yvonne Marshall

Administrative Assistant

Community & Enterprise Resources

Montrose House

154 Montrose Crescent

Hamilton

South Lanarkshire

ML3 6LB

 

Tel: 01698 455120

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FFGS, South Lanarkshire Council

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Dear Mr Patrick

 

Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA)

Environmental Information (Scotland) Regulations 2004 (the EI(S)Rs)

Request for Information

 

I refer to your information request received by the Council on 9 March
2020 date received in which you ask for 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 Veoila.  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.

           

Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA)

 

The Council has considered that the information is exempt from the
provisions of FOISA.  The relevant exemption is that the information is
subject to the Environmental Information (Scotland) Regulations 2004
(section 39(2) of FOISA)

 

The Council will go on to respond to your request in terms of the EI(S)Rs.

 

Response to Requests

 

The Council has searched its records and has located the information that
you have requested as detailed below:

 

1.     The Council is not in a partnership with other Council’s for waste
IT system operations or procurement.

2.     The Council currently operates waste services (collections)
directly.

3.     The Council has no integrated system for the management of day to
day municipal bin collections, however, it is currently using Webaspx
software for the purpose of routing and the licence for this is expiring
on 15 September 2020.

4.     The Council is currently out to tender for an integrated waste
management/IT system.

5.     The service manager responsible for waste collections is Charlie
Kelly, Strategic Waste Manager, who can be contacted on 0303 123 1020 or
via email [1][email address

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Please note that the Review Panel cannot consider any decisions taken by
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information.

 

You should send your request for a review to:

            Mr. W. Dunn

            Information Compliance Manager

            Finance and Corporate Resources

            Floor 11

            Council Offices

            Almada Street

            Hamilton

            ML3 0AA

 

Alternatively, you can request a review at
[2][email address].

 

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Regards

 

FWGS on behalf of Charlie Kelly

Strategic Waste Manager

Community and Enterprise Resources

South Lanarkshire Council

18 Forrest Street

Blantyre

G72 0JP

Tel No: 0303 123 1020

Email: [4][email address]

Web:   [5]www.southlanarkshire.gov.uk

 

British Sign Language (BSL) users can contact us via
[6]www.contactscotland-bsl.org

 

South Lanarkshire Council

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