Dear Sir or Madam,

Please can you provide me with two pieces of information regarding rubbish collection:

1) Once collected what percentage of waste from household bins and public bins ends up in land fill sites?

2) Since the introduction of the separation of household waste into separate bins have the number of road miles travelled by refuse trucks increased? And if yes by how much?

Yours faithfully,

Justin Pawley

Betty Relph,

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Dear Justin Pawley

Thank you for your recent Freedom of Information enquiry regarding
Household Waste Collections.

The answers to your questions are set out below :

1) Once collected what percentage of waste from household bins and public
bins ends up in land fill sites?

1) During 2008/09, Greenwich Council sent less waste to landfill than any
other local authority in the UK. This was around 3% of the household waste
generated

2) Since the introduction of the separation of household waste into
separate bins have the number of road miles travelled by refuse trucks
increased? And if yes by how much?

2) Yes, the number of road miles travelled by refuse trucks will have
increased. It is impossible to say by how much as the last year we still
operated a single collection was 2000/2001 and we no longer have
the fuel usage and mileage records from that year to compare to current
figures. It is therefore not possible to answer this element fully.

I have also attached some general information about Freedom of
Information, which I hope you will find of interest.

Kind regards

Betty Relph
Policy Support Officer
Neighbourhood Services
Greenwich Council
' 020 8921 5673
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