Recycling

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Dear Manchester City Council,

I am emailing regarding the issue of recycling in Manchester.

Which areas have been/should have been provided with separate recycling storage for food waste, household and green waste?

How much waste gets recycled in the area of Manchester per year?

Where and how many recycling centers are there available to the public?

Yours faithfully,

Natalie

Manchester City Council

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Dear Manchester City Council,

Very sorry. My full name is Natalie Werner

Yours faithfully,

Natalie Werner

Manchester City Council

Dear Ms Werner

Re: Request for Information - Reference No: NBH/8SEEC6

Thank you for your request for information which was received by Manchester
City Council on 14th March 2012.

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Town Hall
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Manchester
M60 2LA

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Manchester City Council

Dear Ms Werner

Freedom of Information request - NBH/8SEEC6
Thank you for your request for information, which was received by
Manchester City Council on 14th March 2012.  The Council has considered
the information requested and as the subject matter is recycling in
Manchester:, the Council is satisfied that it falls within the broad
definition of “environmental information” in the Environmental Information
Regulations 2004 (EIR).  The Council has therefore considered your request
for information under the provisions of the EIR.

I set out below your request for information and the Council’s response to
your request:

Which areas have been/should have been provided with separate recycling
storage for food waste, household and green waste?
All 220, 000 properties have access to a household waste collection.
 
We currently provide food, or green and food collections for low rise
properties across the City (170,000). We are also working with the City
Council to confirm opportunities
to roll out food and food & green collections to the high rise properties
across the City (50,000), with a view to achieving this in the coming
months.
How much waste gets recycled in the area of Manchester per year?
47,968.81 tonnes were collected in 2010/11.  In 2011/12 we expect to
collect over 55,000 tonnes

Where and how many recycling centers are there available to the public?
Manchester City council has 64 sites within it's boundaries that residents
can use to recycle. Full details can be found on our
website[1]http://www.manchester.gov.uk/directory/9...
 

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The Information Commissioner can be contacted at:

Information Commissioner's Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane
Wilmslow
Cheshire
SK9 5AF

Yours sincerely
Adele Officer
Quality Assurance Officer

 

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