Dear Brighton and Hove City Council,

Please can you supply accurate figures for the waste collected in your doorstep recycling scheme.

Please supply annual figures for the following
The total amount of waste collected.
The percentage of waste sent for recycling after processing in your processing plant (in addition please break down by type of material, eg separate figures for glass, aluminium, ferrous metals, plastics, paper and card, tetrapack)
The percentage of waste collected via the recycling scheme that is sent for incineration.
The percentage of waste collected via the recycling scheme that is sent to landfill
The percentage of wast collected via the recycling scheme that is unaccounted for.

I would also like to know the proportion of council tax that is used to repay the PFI loans taken out to finance the new recycling center.

Yours faithfully,

Tom Bassford

Freedom Of Information, Brighton and Hove City Council

Thank you for your request for information and I confirm we shall respond s quickly as possible but not later than 11 August 2011.

Wendy Kassamani
Information Compliance Officer
Brighton & Hove City Council
Tel: 01273 296636

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Wendy Kassamani, Brighton and Hove City Council

Regarding your request for information under the Freedom of Information
Act 2000: Ref: foi/539/11

Please find set out below the information in response to the above
request:

"Please can you supply accurate figures for the waste collected in

your doorstep recycling scheme.

The responses below relate mainly to recycling collected on the kerbside
and some bring sites which are processed through our Materials Recycling
Facility (MRF). They exclude material brought to Household Waste
Recycling Sites (HWRSs) where residents bring their recycling to. This
material is usually sorted at the HWRSs by the householder and is not
normally processed through the MRF.

Please supply annual figures for the following

The total amount of waste collected.

106,944 of which 18,068 tonnes was recycling collected from kerbsides (and
some bring banks).

The percentage of waste sent for recycling after processing in your

processing plant (in addition please break down by type of

material, eg separate figures for glass, aluminium, ferrous metals,

plastics, paper and card, tetrapack)

Glass is tipped separately and 100% is sent onwards to reprocessors. The
percentage of remaining materials (paper, card, plastic bottles, steel and
aluminium cans) sent onwards from our MRF to reprocessors is 93.2% (12,005
tonnes). Because these materials are collected comingled we do not have
the exact break down by material type.

Glass 5,168
Paper, Card, Plastic Bottles,
Cans 12,005

TOTAL 17,173

The percentage of waste collected via the recycling scheme that is

sent for incineration.

The percentage of material sent onwards to energy recovery from our MRF
is 1.3% (173 tonnes).

The percentage of waste collected via the recycling scheme that is

sent to landfill

The percentage of material sent onwards to landfill from our MRF is 5.4%
(698 tonnes).

The percentage of waste collected via the recycling scheme that is

unaccounted for.

There are no tonnes unaccounted for.

I would also like to know the proportion of council tax that is

used to repay the PFI loans taken out to finance the new recycling

center.

Brighton & Hove City Council with East Sussex County Council has a joint
integrated waste management contract with Veolia. It is not possible to
split the cost of that contract between different treatment facilities as
both councils make payments to the contractor that reflect what eventually
happens to the waste with financial incentives for recycling and recovery
and the lowest payment for any waste that is landfilled. In any case the
council's budget is funded from council tax, specific grants and formula
grant, however this funding is not allocated to a specific service or type
of expenditure. It is therefore impossible to say how much council tax is
used to fund any specific spending area within the council's budget.

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Brighton & Hove City Council

Hove Town Hall

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Hove, BN3 4AH

Tel: 01273 296636

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