Dear Colchester Borough Council,

Please could you give me monthly total tonnage figures for 2016 and 2017, relating to monthly plastic waste only, collected from households by Colchester Borough Council (CBC) ...

1/ Total tonnage collected from households.
2/ Total tonnage bundled and sent to Pitsea recycling centre or other recycle centres used by CBC for waste disposal.
3/ Total tonnage sold by these centres.
4/ Total tonnage incinerated by these centres.
5/ Total tonnage landfilled by these centres.
6/ Total income to CBC for tonnage sold with a note where this is shown on the CBC accounts.
7/ Total cost for waste management service provided to Colchester Council by these waste centres.
8/ List of waste centres used by Colchester Council for waste management.

Yours faithfully,
Jeremy Hagon

Info, Colchester Borough Council

Dear Requester

Thank you for your request which has been logged under reference 347993.

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Yours sincerely

Mike Fawcett
Information and Project Officer
Colchester Borough Council
Telephone: 01206 508793
Textphone users dial 18001 followed by the full number that you wish to call.
www.colchester.gov.uk

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Mike Fawcett, Colchester Borough Council

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Dear Mr Hagon

I am now able to respond to your Freedom of Information request logged on 22nd January under reference 347993.

Please could you give me monthly total tonnage figures for 2016 and 2017, relating to monthly plastic waste only, collected from households by Colchester Borough Council (CBC) ...

1/ Total tonnage collected from households.

Please see the attached spreadsheet.

2/ Total tonnage bundled and sent to Pitsea recycling centre or other recycle centres used by CBC for waste disposal.

As above. Recycling collected from the kerbside is baled immediately and taken directly to the contracted recycling centre.

3/ Total tonnage sold by these centres.

This information is not held.

4/ Total tonnage incinerated by these centres.

This information is not held.

5/ Total tonnage landfilled by these centres.

This information is not held. Paper, card, cans and plastic are all processed by the same contractor. Contaminants removed from these materials by the contractor equal in total less than 0.01% of the total weight of all materials collected. Records are not provided that show the level of contaminants found in each type of material separately.

6/ Total income to CBC for tonnage sold with a note where this is shown on the CBC accounts.

Income from plastic recycling is not shown separately on CBC accounts. Income from all materials recycled through Essex County Council (ECC) appears on CBC accounts as 'Recycling Credits'.

7/ Total cost for waste management service provided to Colchester Council by these waste centres.

Waste management costs are met by the ECC Council Tax precept and other ECC funding, they are not recovered from district councils.

8/ List of waste centres used by Colchester Council for waste management.

Plastics and other dry recyclables, excluding glass: James Heys & Sons Waste Recycling Services, 5 - 11 Northwick Road, Canvey Island, SS8 0PS

If you have any further questions or concerns regarding this request please email [Colchester Borough Council request email] quoting the reference given above.

Yours sincerely

Mike Fawcett
Information and Project Officer
Colchester Borough Council

Tel: 01206 508793
Textphone users dial 18001 followed by the full number that you wish to call.
www.colchester.gov.uk

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