Policy regarding household recycling

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Dear Swindon Borough Council,

Please can you advise your policy regarding electrical and similar items left for recycling at any of your locations? Do you have a contractor who collects these and if so who? Are members of the public permitted to remove any "waste" items if they are able to find a use for them?

Yours faithfully,

Gordon Banks

Customer Services, Swindon Borough Council

Thank you for your email which has been forwarded to the FOI office for response.

Kind regards
Customer Services
Swindon Borough Council
Wat Tyler House
Swindon SN1 2JG
Phone: 01793 445500
E-mail:  [Swindon Borough Council request email]
Website: www.swindon.gov.uk

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Ceri Stephens, Swindon Borough Council

Dear Mr Banks,


Ref FOI 101000381064 Freedom of Information Request


Thank you for your e-mail  request for details of our policy regarding
household waste recycling, dated 16^th January 2013 received in our office
on 16^th January 2013:


Under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000, the Council has a
duty to respond ‘promptly’ or no later than 20 working days, which in this
case is 13^th February 2013.


If you have any queries about this letter please contact me as detailed,
quoting the above reference number.



Yours sincerely,



Mr. Ceri Stephens ([1][email address])

Performance Officer

Service Delivery

Swindon Borough Council

Tel:  01793 466220

Web: www.swindon.gov.uk


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Richard Fisher, Swindon Borough Council

Dear Mr Banks

Thank you for your request for information regarding our Policy on electrical items at our Household Waste Recycling Centre.

The ownership of these items transfers to our Contractor once it is deposited at the site. Our current Contractor is Swindon Commercial Services Limited.

They then engage an appropriately licensed waste disposal contractor to dispose of those items through the most sustainable route. As electrical items form part of the Producer Compliance Scheme under the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive and any disposer must be registered through those schemes. The only exception is where clearly serviceable items, i.e. those capable of re-use without any further treatment, are able to be sold on. This is at Swindon Commercial Services' discretion and will depend on the item and whether they have any contractual arrangements in place.

I hope that this has answered your query.

Yours sincerely,

Richard Fisher ([email address])
StreetSmart Service Delivery Manager
Public Protection and StreetSmart
Swindon Borough Council
Tel: 01793 46 6461
Web: www.swindon.gov.uk

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From: Ceri Stephens
Sent: 06 February 2013 11:43
To: Richard Fisher
Subject: FW: Freedom of Information request - Policy regarding household recycling

Hello Richard,

Just a reminder,

Can you respond to the FOI below by 13th February 2013 if you haven't already. Can you copy me in to any response so that I know when to close down the case on Lagan.


Mr Ceri Stephens
Performance Officer
Service Delivery
Swindon Borough Council
Tel: 01793 466220
e-mail : [email address]

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