Refuse collection operations costs and missed bins

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Michael Newberry

Dear Haringey Borough Council,

Under the Freedom Of Information Act I would like to request the following data:
- The number of households who received refuse waste collections in 2018, 2019 and 2020
- The cost of refuse collection operations for 2018, 2019 and 2020
- The percentage of bins missed during refuse collection rounds in 2018, 2019 and 2020

Yours faithfully,

Michael Newberry

Haringey Borough Council

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Dear Mr Newberry,

Freedom of Information / Environmental Information Regulations Request:
LBH/10824221

 

I acknowledge your request for information received on 01 March 2021.

 

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Dear Mr Newberry,

 

Re: Freedom of Information Act Request ref: LBH/10824221

 

Thank you for your request for information received on 01 March 2021, in
which you asked for the following:

 

 1. The number of households who received refuse waste collections in
2018, 2019 and 2020
 2. The cost of refuse collection operations for 2018, 2019 and 2020
 3. The percentage of bins missed during refuse collection rounds in 2018,
2019 and 2020

 

 

My response is as follows:

 

 1. 2018                       108879

2019                       109608

2020                       109943

 

 2. Section 43 (2) of the Freedom of Information Act allows us to withhold
information if to provide it would be likely to prejudice the
commercial interests of any person and it is in the public interest to
withhold the information. We think that to disclose the cost of refuse
collection operations, would prejudice the Council and Veolia’s
commercial interests.

 

We do not believe it would be in the public interest for this information
to be placed in the public domain for the reasons below. This constitutes
a formal refusal to provide this information, as required under the
Freedom of Information Act.

 

This is a qualified exemption and is therefore subject to the public
interest test.

 

This exemption applies because:

·       Release of information would reduce the ability of the Council to
participate competitively in commercial activities and increase the cost
to the Council in undertaking such projects

·       The information relates to the procurement of existing and
upcoming contracts and current prices in a competitive market environment,
and release of this information would be prejudicial to the financial
interests of both the Council and the contractors concerned

 

The public interest arguments for releasing this information are as
follows:

·       To encourage transparency in the Council’s decision making
processes

·       It allows transparency of decisions on how public funds are spent

 

The public interest arguments for withholding the information are as
follows:

·       The Council’s position in future procurement negotiations may be
jeopardised if this information is released

·       The Council’s position in negotiations with prospective
contractors will be jeopardised if this information is released

·       It would have a detrimental impact on the Council’s ability to
obtain value for money

 

 

It is considered that the public interest in withholding the information
outweighs the public interest in disclosing it.

 

This letter is a partial refusal notice as required by the Freedom of
Information Act.

 

 3. Reported missed refuse collections

2018             35.50 per 100,000 (0.0003%)

2019             41.14 per 100,000 (0.0004%)

            2020             29.02 per 100,000 (0.0003%)

 

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Yours sincerely,

 

 

Martin Lester

Client & Contract Manager - Waste

 

Haringey Council

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