Refuse collection operations costs and missed bins

Michael Newberry made this Freedom of Information request to Bolton Metropolitan Borough Council

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Dear Bolton Metropolitan Borough Council,

Under the Freedom Of Information Act I would like to request the following data:
- The number of households under your care 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

Freedom Of Info, Bolton Metropolitan Borough Council

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Dear Michael Newberry,

We acknowledge with thanks your request for information held by Bolton
Council received at this office on 12 February 2021.

This request will be considered under the Environmental Information
Regulations 2004 (EIR) and may take up to 20 working days to be processed
(although we will endeavour to provide the information as quickly as
possible).

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regarding this matter.

Many thanks

The Information Governance Team

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Dear Mr Newberry

 

Request for information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000

 

The council has considered your request which was received on 12^th
February 2021 and our response is shown below.

 

You requested:

 

- The number of households under your care in 2018, 2019 and 2020

2018 – 124,120

2019 – 124,560

2020 – 125,540

 

- The cost of refuse collection operations for 2018, 2019 and 2020

Under section 1(1) of the Freedom of Information Act 2000, any person
making a request for information to a public authority is entitled to be
informed in writing by the public authority whether it holds information
of the description specified in the request, and if that is the case, to
have that information communicated to them.

 

In this case Bolton Council does not hold this information as none of our
recording systems capture the information in the format that you require
(cost in calendar years). Annual costs are calculated on a financial year
basis and it would not be possible to provide the level of information
requested without further analysis and creation of new information. The
Freedom of Information Act does not require us to create documents, nor to
manipulate data to create new information; therefore, the requested
information is not held.

 

In accordance with Section 16(1) of the Act, the council has a duty to
provide advice and assistance to you, so far as it is reasonable to do so.
We can advise you that the annual costs calculated on a financial basis
are;

2018/19 - £7,897,276

2019/20 - £7,931,029

As the 2020/21 financial year is still ongoing total costs are not held
and will only be available upon completion of this financial year

 

- The percentage of bins missed during refuse collection rounds in 2018,
2019 and 2020

2018 – 0.062% (Total % of bins reported as missed)

2019 – 0.077% (Total % of bins reported as missed)

2020 – 0.062% (Total % of bins reported as missed)

 

 

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of the copyright owner.

 

As per the Information Commissioners Office’s Freedom of Information Code
of Practice, should you disagree with our decision, you may appeal within
40 working days of this email to:

The Borough Solicitor, Bolton Council, Town Hall, Bolton, BL1 1RU

Email: [1][email address]

 

Should you further disagree with the decision following the appeal you may
wish to contact the Information Commissioner:

 

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

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Tel: 0303 123 1113

 

 

Yours sincerely

 

The Information Governance Team

Town Hall, Bolton, BL1 1RU

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Michael Newberry

Dear Freedom Of Info,

Thank you for the information.

Yours sincerely,

Michael Newberry

Freedom Of Info, Bolton Metropolitan Borough Council

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